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JFK’s Terminal 4 opens new upscale retailers as part of expansion project


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

JANAE HUNTER

Seven new upscale retail stores have opened up for business at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport’s Terminal 4.

World-renowned retailers Michael Kors, Travelex, Thomas Pink, Hugo Boss, Victoria’s Secret, Coach, Inc. and Swarovski are now available for travelers wishing to shop at the airport.

“As the premier international terminal at New York’s JFK Airport, we are thrilled to offer this mix of world-renowned brands to our airlines and their passengers,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, president and CEO of JFKIAT, LLC, the company that operates Terminal 4.  “We are happy to provide retailers who are willing to offer the best names and products in the world right here at JFK’s Terminal 4.”

The stores are a part of an expansion of the terminal, which serves 30 domestic and international airlines and has a passenger volume of more than 60,000 people per day.

The expansion, which is currently underway, is making room for Delta Airlines at JFK Airport, has increased Terminal 4′s size by more than one third, and included additions such as new in-line baggage system and a centralized security checkpoint, along with the new retail stores, to enhance customer experience and benefit the airline’s partners.

 

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JFK’s Terminal 4 adds more retail options


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

More shops are landing at John F. Kennedy International (JFK) Airport’s Terminal 4.

JFKIAT, the management company which operates Terminal 4 announced Monday the opening of three new retail shops, and five additional stores that are scheduled to open in January.

The newly opened stores include Victoria’s Secret, accessories store Bijoux Terner and Bluewire electronics. Opening next month are Michael Kors, Chocolates & More, Time to Fly, which sells a wide variety of Swatch watches and accessories, Metropolitan Museum of Art, which features art-related accessories and unique gifts in conjunction with the Manhattan museum, and Hudson, an upscale, high-tech travel store.

Other recent store openings at the terminal include Solstice, Jo Malone, Kiehl’s, MAC, Coach, Thomas Pink, and an all-new, expanded Duty Free Shop in the center of the retail hall. More retail openings are planned throughout next year.

JFK’s Terminal 4 also has some choice dining options, such as Blue Smoke and the popular burger chain Shake Shack, which opened at the airport this spring.

The terminal currently serves 30 international and domestic airlines with an annual passenger volume of more than 13 million travelers, according to JFKIAT.

Home to anchor tenant Delta, Terminal 4 completed phase one of its expansion in May 2013. Phase two, which will add additional gates on the B Concourse, is expected to be completed in 2015, according to JFKIAT.

“The redevelopment of Terminal 4 to make Delta our anchor tenant has resulted in benefits for all of our airline partners and their travelers. The all-new food and beverage and concession programs have been a great success and brought name brands that help the JFKIAT team fulfill its mission, to continue to improve the customer experience. We look forward to working with all of our retail partners to see even more exciting steps for the terminal in 2014,” said Alain Maca, president of JFKIAT.

 

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Steve Lavin to undergo cancer surgery today


| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of St. John's University

St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin will undergo surgery today to treat his prostate cancer which was diagnosed last fall.

Lavin, entering his second year on the Johnnies sideline, coached the Red Storm to their most successful season in a decade last year. It was only after the season that the school announced that the 47 year old had been diagnosed with an early stage of the disease during the season.

“The advantage of early detection is that we were afforded the time to research all options,” said Lavin. “After weighing treatment options with the experts at Sloan we have decided surgery is the best path to take for my particular prostate cancer condition.”

Lavin is expected to return to his coaching responsibilities after a short recovery period. The season kicks-off on October 15 with the team’s first practice following a tip-off event the prior night.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s chairman of the Department of Surgery, Peter T. Scardino, M.D. will perform the surgery. Scardino said that the coach should make a quick and full recovery. It is also highly likely that this treatment will eradicate the cancer, the doctor said

Lavin has involved himself with organizations promoting cancer research and awareness for the past decade, including Coaches vs. Cancer and The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

As part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers weekend, Lavin wore white Nike Air Force Ones during the Johnnies upset of Duke to help raise awareness and support the American Cancer Society. Claiming comfort and not superstition, Lavin continued to sport sneakers during games for the remainder of the season.

The Johnnies enter the season looking to build on their success of a year ago when a senior-laden team reached the NCAA tournament. The year’s team features just one returning player – junior guard Malik Stith – and includes seven freshmen.