New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Council Member Carlos Menchaca today announced the opening of a second entrance to Bush Terminal Piers Park. The new entrance, located at 50th Street and First Avenue, will increase the community’s access to the 10-block waterfront park, which features an esplanade, synthetic turf sport fields, benches, and views of New York Harbor, among other features.
Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO James Patchett today toured S&L Aerospace Metals, LLC, a premier hydraulic aircraft manufacturing company based in College Point, Queens. The City and EDC sold two lots to S&L so it could expand its business, which is adjacent to the lots. The acquisition enables S&L, which currently has 84 full-time workers, to create approximately twenty new advanced manufacturing jobs for local residents.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced plans for Healthview, a 77,000 square-foot medical facility that will be part of the Mayor’s Caring Neighborhoods Initiative in Flushing, Queens. Operated by the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, the new center will provide care to over 25,000 underserved New Yorkers and create over 140 new jobs in the first three years of operation.