Tag: Queens


Revamp EDC? It is under way

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s lofty goal of leveling inequality suggests big changes at the Economic Development Corporation. But his broad policies won’t bring sweeping transformation — the EDC is spreading out its resources without him.

Queens BID

Queens BID Fights Strong Resistance

The plan to form a Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District, has hit a snag after a group of local business owners and residents have voiced opposition to the plan, but organizers of the BID say they will take as much time is needed to drum up local support and form the BID.


Growing Tech Boom Finds Third Home in Queens

A small number of startups have put Queens on the map as a potential place for the city’s expanding tech industry. Local advocates and business leaders believe the borough’s immigrant population—combined with affordable real estate and the promise of better amenities—could attract more companies to join its nascent tech scene and generate more jobs.