Business

82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
Business Angy Altamirano 7/01/2013 at 11:36AM

Take a look at what the 82nd Street Partnership has in store for Roosevelt Avenue. On Wednesday, June 19, the group revealed streetscape renderings for public spaces within the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District (BID) expansion area. In March, the 82nd Street Partnership announced plans to expand its BID to include corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, [...]

Elder Law Seminars hosted by Flushing House
Business Queens Courier Staff 6/08/2013 at 9:35AM

As in previous years, Flushing House has scheduled “Elder Law Seminars” for this spring. The seminars will focus on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid Re‐Design in New York State may impact health care and home care services for older adults. Medicare changes arising from the ACA will also be explored along with asset protection trusts [...]

New stores hope to bring new life to Atlas Park
New stores hope to bring new life to Atlas Park
Business Maggie Hayes 5/30/2013 at 1:25PM

With the revamp of a Glendale shopping center well under way, hopes of bringing a new and improved retail experience for residents are high. Marketing manager Dawn Simon said the Shops at Atlas Park need “new energy and excitement.” Shoppers previously said the selection of stores at the center was subpar, but Macerich, which owns [...]

Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Call for full gaming at Resorts World Casino
Business Terence M. Cullen 5/29/2013 at 11:46AM

Politicians and leaders in the Queens business community are calling for the state to ante up on full gaming in Queens. State legislators and the Queens Chamber of Commerce called for a better plan to give Queens a casino if voters approve table gaming this November. They said Resorts World Casino New York City could [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Jackson Heights, Corona get ‘taste’ of better living thru business improvement district
Business Angy Altamirano 5/27/2013 at 2:44PM

Businesses, property owners and residents along Roosevelt Avenue and Junction Boulevard are getting a taste of how being a business improvement district (BID) can improve their quality of life. Councilmember Julissa Ferreras announced sanitation and graffiti removal services for the areas. They come as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue, which promised a [...]

New department store coming to Jamaica
New department store coming to Jamaica
Business Maggie Hayes 5/09/2013 at 1:52PM

Some 35 years ago, if you lived in Brooklyn or Queens and wanted to shop, Jamaica was the place to go. The retail hub has since declined, with those department stores still standing all closed. The neighborhood is looking to make a comeback with a new department store and other development. “This will build up [...]

Sunnyside businesses offering exclusive deals every Thursday in May
Sunnyside businesses offering exclusive deals every Thursday in May
Business Angy Altamirano 5/08/2013 at 1:49PM

Get ready to start hoppin’. Area businesses are participating in Hoppin’ Thursdays in Sunnyside, a weekly promotion for the month of May. Thirty-three business are offering exclusive deals to customers. The promotion is co-sponsored by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) and Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars. The deals include dining and drink specials, discounts on [...]

Real estate panel discusses booming Long Island City
Real estate panel discusses booming Long Island City
Business Angy Altamirano 5/02/2013 at 11:53AM

The Long Island City real estate community gathered for a morning discussion of the area’s market at a special breakfast on Thursday, April 25. Local real estate entrepreneurs met and shared their ideas over bagels and coffee. At a panel discussion moderated by realtor David Brause, participants shared views on the booming LIC real estate [...]

New developments on their way to downtown Jamaica
New developments on their way to downtown Jamaica
Business Maggie Hayes 4/26/2013 at 9:51AM

Development organizations are hoping to give downtown Jamaica a face-lift by bringing an entirely new mix of stores and restaurants to cater to the needs of large businesses and residents alike. The Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID), Jamaica Center BID, 165th Street MIA and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) have been working for years [...]

More shops, other changes coming to Atlas Park
More shops, other changes coming to Atlas Park
Business Maggie Hayes 4/02/2013 at 2:03PM

A Glendale shopping center is scheduled for a makeover, ready for residents to enjoy this coming summer. The Shops at Atlas Park, which has struggled in recent years, announced the addition of two popular retail stores, Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe. Construction has also begun to update the property’s signature Center Green open space. “We [...]