Queens Taste returns April 29
Queens Taste returns April 29
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 4/18/2014 at 10:39AM

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) wants more people to — literally — have a little taste of Queens. The organization announced its Queens Taste 2014, the borough’s premier food and networking event, which will take place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing on April 29.

Op-Ed: More airport terminal gates = More Queens jobs
News Op-Ed 6/23/2013 at 8:45AM

BY SETH BORNSTEIN In late May, Delta Airlines officially opened nine more gates at JFK’s Terminal 4. This is great news for the borough of Queens and our on-going efforts to create, retain and attract jobs. Here at the Queens Economic Development Corporation, where I serve as executive director, we offer numerous business- services programs [...]

Rumored NHL outdoor games snub Citi Field
Rumored NHL outdoor games snub Citi Field
Sports Terence M. Cullen 4/22/2013 at 11:17AM

It looks like Citi Field has been “shut out” from an outdoor NHL game next season. The Sports Network (TSN) reported the league plans five outdoor games on top of the traditional Bridgestone Winter Classic – slated between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day, 2014. NHL officials first have [...]

It’s In Queens! Events around the borough
Entertainment Queens Tourism Council 9/25/2012 at 4:21PM

“Visit Queens, see the world,” is one of Borough President Helen M. Marshall’s favorite sayings. Well, upcoming events will give the local visitor (and/or resident) the chance to experience aspects of various world cultures and enjoy shows by performers whose fame stretches around the globe. Here’s the rundown: Sept. 27, afternoon and evening, Ella: A [...]

Corona plaza’s sense of community
Corona plaza’s sense of community
News Alexa Altman 9/21/2012 at 7:43AM

Telma Reid now has a place to sit outside and eat lunch. The child care center employee, whose Corona office is just around the corner from the neighborhood’s new pedestrian plaza, is excited for the development. “It’s definitely an improvement in the neighborhood,” said Reid. “It looks nice.” Once a parking lot, the pedestrian haven, [...]

Competition to help you StartUP! your business
Business Billy Rennison 9/04/2012 at 12:22PM

Have an idea for a startup business? It may be worth $10,000. The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) launched its seventh annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition, which will award three businesses $10,000 to get their idea off the ground. “We are extremely happy to offer StartUP! again,” said QEDC executive director Seth Bornstein. The [...]

All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
All-Star Game may be boom for Queens business
Business Liam La Guerre 5/24/2012 at 4:09PM

Businesses owners are hoping that the 2013 MLB All-Star Game will hit one over the fence. As baseball fans everywhere flock to the 84th All-Star Game next year at Citi Field, Queens businesses are prepping for the influx of customers. “It gives Queens a huge national event. We’re planning to promote ‘the All-Star Game comes [...]

The QEDC crowns best in Queens Taste
The QEDC crowns best in Queens Taste
Dining Jay Lane 5/08/2012 at 1:45PM

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) hosted the tenth annual Queens Taste 2012 festival at Citi Field on May 1. Fantastic food and refreshing beverages happily competed with unique networking opportunities and a festive atmosphere as 47 vendors and almost 1,000 individuals enjoyed at Citi Field’s Caesars Club on May 1. Roughly 1,000 people attended [...]

Visa Waiver Program may boost borough tourism
News Michael Pantelidis 4/11/2012 at 1:35PM

One Queens politician is attempting to boost tourism to the borough by opening the nation’s doors to more countries. Congressmember Joe Crowley recently announced he will introduce a measure in the House of Representatives that would encourage the federal government to expand its Visa Waver Program to include at least three new countries – Brazil, [...]

From (Rooftop) Farm to (Restaurant) Table
News David Dynak 10/31/2011 at 3:21PM

Food and real estate. Not always in the same sentence, yet actually always connected. Our food (after it arrives from farms) is washed, sorted, peeled, processed, packaged and shipped from a warehouse in the industrial part of town. It is then sold as grocery or served by a waiter at a retail location near you. [...]