• Hunter's Point South
  • Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project

Borough Overview

Queens is the most diverse county in America with residents who come from more than 120 countries and speak more than 135 languages. It is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, and the second most populous with 2.3 million people. Queens has the second-largest and most diversified economy of all the five boroughs of New York City and the it is home to two of the three busiest New York City metropolitan area airports. From Hunter’s Point South to the reconstruction of the Rockaway Boardwalk and the citywide ferry to initiatives to make trucking to and from JFK more affordable, NYCEDC is helping Queens to remain well positioned for future growth.



Hunter's Point South

Hunter's Point South will be a vibrant, sustainable and well-designed affordable housing community and waterfront park in Long Island City.


Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project

The next phase of work to restore Rockaway Beach is to complete the design of and build a more resilient boardwalk, dunes, access points, and other protective structures.


Jamaica Infrastructure Projects

Jamaica, where Queens meets the world, is primed for extensive redevelopment. The area’s vast transportation network, including the AirTrain and the Long Island Rail Road, will be leveraged to create a mixed-use central business district around the Jamaica Station complex, which will include millions of square feet of commercial space, residential units, and retail.


Citywide Ferry Service

Beginning in 2017, Citywide Ferry Service will provide a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout New York City.


Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Entrepreneur Space

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Entrepreneur Space is a City-sponsored business incubator in Queens to help food-related and general business start-ups across New York City.


Workforce & Local Business

Best for NYC

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Best for NYC is a campaign to inspire and equip New York City businesses to measure and improve business practices that strengthen their bottom-line and improve quality of life for all New Yorkers. Companies qualify to be Best for NYC after taking the Best for NYC Challenge, an impact benchmarking tool developed by B Lab.

Workforce & Local Business

Connect IBZ

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Connect IBZ will provide upgrades to broadband infrastructure in the city's Industrial Business Zones, increasing access to high-speed Internet service in underserved Digital Deserts.



City Eyes 2 Possible Locations for New Long Island City Ferry Stop

 |  Source: DNA Info


Under Construction: Office Condos at Flushing Commons

 |  Source: Commercial Observer


In Flushing: Upscale Condos and Retail

 |  Source: New York Times


City Will Bring High-Speed Broadband To Digital Deserts In Brooklyn And Queens

 |  Source: Crain's New York Business


Flushing: New York's Forgotten Airport

 |  Source: The Guardian

Long Island City

With its close proximity to midtown and a wide array of affordable and spacious leasing options, Long Island City has emerged as an ideal location for business.

Downtown Jamaica

Already an established business community, Downtown Jamaica, Queens offers affordable space, a rich cultural tradition, and a mix of historic and modern residential options.