Queens Economic Development Corporation

Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
Fed money to help businesses bounce back after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/23/2013 at 3:19PM

Small businesses in the borough will get nearly $200,000 in federal aid to bounce back after Sandy. The two-year grant will be given to the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), representatives from the borough announced late last week. The package is part of the more than $6 million the Small Business Administration (SBA) gave to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

New outdoor market coming to Long Island City
New outdoor market coming to Long Island City
LIC Flea Angy Altamirano 4/17/2013 at 4:00PM

A new outdoor market overlooking the Midtown Manhattan skyline will be coming to Long Island City this June, bringing the community the best in food vendors, antiques, collectibles, art, crafts, fashion and much more. Located in a 24,000-square-foot lot at the corner of 5th Street and 46th Avenue, LIC FLEA & FOOD will operate every [...]

Coalition formed to save Steinway Mansion
Coalition formed to save Steinway Mansion
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/29/2013 at 9:24AM

A new group is aiming to preserve the iconic Steinway Mansion for future generations to enjoy the historic local landmark. The Friends of Steinway Mansion is a newly formed coalition with members including Steinway & Sons, the Queens Economic Development Corporation, local officials and historians. “It is the stuff of New York legend. Within its [...]

Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, business leaders
Change name of Long Island City to LIC, say officials, business leaders
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 2/18/2013 at 5:55PM

In order to separate from the confusion of being mistaken with Long Island, officials and business leaders are looking to change the name of Long Island City to the “hip” abbreviation “LIC.” After meeting with travel agents from around the world to introduce them to New York, Rob MacKay of the Queens Tourism Council, frequently [...]

OpEd: Help grow the economy, eat out for Restaurant Week
News Queens Courier Staff 10/10/2012 at 10:48AM

BY SETH BORNSTEIN “Let’s go out to eat!” These words make us very happy. Sharing great food, drink and ambiance with friends and family puts us in a good mood. Famous restaurant critic Mimi Sheraton once wrote that after years of dining at fancy restaurants she couldn’t wait to prepare and consume meals in the [...]