Business

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 [...]

Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Queens small businesses burdened by fines, says de Blasio
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/26/2013 at 11:59AM

Queens small businesses are suffering because of excessive fines from city agencies, while Manhattan is left practically untouched, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Fine revenue from the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and Department of Health (DOH) on Queens businesses has risen by $54 million between fiscal years 2002 and 2012, de Blasio [...]

Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Queens chocolate company gets $250K grant for Sandy recovery
Business Terence M. Cullen 2/15/2013 at 11:27AM

Normally, the staff of Madelaine Chocolate makes Valentine’s Day sweet for countless couples. But this year, because of Sandy, their holiday was sweetened thanks to National Grid. The gas company presented owners at Madelaine with a check for $250,000 on Tuesday, February 12 to help the confectioners continue their recovery. The money will go toward [...]

Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Sandy Relief Beer benefits storm victims
Business Cristabelle Tumola 1/23/2013 at 10:29AM

There has never been a better excuse to drink. This week, a specially created India Pale Ale, Surge Protector IPA, went on sale to raise proceeds for Sandy victims. Dubbed Sandy Relief Beer, the alcoholic beverage was a collaborative project between eight Long Island breweries, with each one contributing an ingredient to the ale. One of [...]

Cantor Fitzgerald donates $10M to Sandy victims
Business Maggie Hayes 1/18/2013 at 9:53AM

A firm that was significantly affected by the 9/11 attacks has taken the latest disaster, Sandy, and turned it into hope. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund has donated $10 million to storm victims. “We understand the tremendous loss that has shaken so many families,” said Howard Lutnick, Chair and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC [...]