Business

Duane Reade to stay for 15 more years in Flushing
Business Queens Courier Staff 12/16/2013 at 12:38PM

Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates, Inc. (KDA) has arranged for the renewal of a 14,000 square-foot, long-term lease for New York-based drugstore chain Duane Reade at 198-15 Horace Harding Expressway at the Cross Path Shopping Center in Flushing, Kalmon and Neil Dolgin, co-presidents of KDA announced. “The Kalmon Dolgin Affiliates team worked closely with the owner to [...]

Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Famous Famiglia opens at Jackson Heights subway station
Business Angy Altamirano 12/09/2013 at 4:31PM

Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.

LIC Partnership appoints new president
LIC Partnership appoints new president
Business Angy Altamirano 9/26/2013 at 4:46PM

The Long Island City Partnership has welcomed a new, yet experienced, president who will help the organization continue to thrive and build the growing area. Elizabeth Lusskin, currently chief of staff and vice president of Strategic Initiatives at Polytechnic Institute of New York University, was appointed on September 25. “This is a very special time [...]

Development will bring new eateries, jobs near Queens Center
Development will bring new eateries, jobs near Queens Center
Business Angy Altamirano 8/16/2013 at 12:51PM

Shoppers at Queens Center will soon be able to dine on endless breadsticks, 12 ounce steaks and buckets of crab, just by crossing the street. According to city officials, Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse and Joe’s Crab Shack will be opening at the 26,000-square-foot restaurant development on a current vacant lot at the corner of 92nd [...]

LIC Partnership Executive Director to retire
LIC Partnership Executive Director to retire
Business Angy Altamirano 8/02/2013 at 4:50PM

After 14 years of dedicated service to the Long Island City community, Gayle Baron is celebrating her retirement. Baron is the Executive Director of the Long Island City Business Improvement District (BID) and President of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC). She helped lead the LICBDC in creating the BID in 2005, which [...]

All-Star Game makes millions for city, benefits borough
All-Star Game makes millions for city, benefits borough
Business Liam La Guerre 7/23/2013 at 1:09PM

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game and weekend events were a home run for businesses in and around Citi Field. The major sports event pumped $191.1 million into the city, according to Rob Mackay, director of marketing, events and tourism for the Queens Economic Development Corporation. “In general it’s good for the city,” Mackay said. “so [...]

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 [...]