Business

Two Queens BID leaders receive Leadership Award
Two Queens BID leaders receive Leadership Award
Business Angy Altamirano 7/17/2013 at 4:00PM

Two local business improvements districts (BIDs) took home distinguished awards at the 12th Annual Neighborhood Achievement Awards. On July 15, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh presented the 2013 awards at Gracie Mansion to honorees from the [...]

Queens expects money boost from All-Star Game
Queens expects money boost from All-Star Game
Business Liam La Guerre 7/11/2013 at 2:05PM

With the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Queens this year, local businesses are expecting a boost from the fans who will attend the game on July 16 at Citi Field, as well as the many events in the days before. “The All-Star Game brings in more people than just the 45,000 people for the [...]

Sheraton coming to Jamaica
Sheraton coming to Jamaica
Business Maggie Hayes 7/09/2013 at 10:27AM

Downtown Jamaica development is under way with the official announcement of a Four Points Sheraton hotel headed to the area. After the economic downturn of a few years ago, development and investment interest is at long last picking back up, said Laurel Brown, executive director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID). “There is [...]

Shops at Atlas Park opens the Center Green
Shops at Atlas Park opens the Center Green
Business Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2013 at 1:43PM

On Tuesday, July 2, the Shops at Atlas Park officially opened the Center Green, a 10,000-square-foot area especially designed for events. The Center Green is the heart of the overall redesign planned by Macerich, which is bringing new retail power to the property with the new additions of Charlotte Russe, Forever 21 and Boom Zone. [...]

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 [...]