Queens

  • Hunter's Point South
  • Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)
  • Sunnyside Yard
  • Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project
  • NYC Ferry
  • Flushing Commons
  • Downtown Far Rockaway
  • Willets Point Development

Borough Overview

With residents from over 120 countries who speak more than 135 languages, Queens is the most diverse county in America. Queens has the largest 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 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 Service, NYCEDC is helping Queens continue to thrive and grow.

Projects

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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.


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Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)

Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)


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Sunnyside Yard

Sunnyside Yard is an approximately 180-acre open rail yard network located in western Queens. The City and Amtrak are undertaking a master planning process beginning summer 2018 to guide a future overbuild development project.


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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.


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NYC Ferry

Launched in 2017-2018, New Yorkers now have a new, affordable way to travel between waterfront communities throughout the city with NYC Ferry.


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Flushing Commons

Downtown Flushing in Queens will see high-quality development including the Flushing Commons project, which will introduce new residential units, retail space, a recreational center, and more.


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Downtown Far Rockaway

Downtown Far Rockaway


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Willets Point Development

With mixed-income housing, retail and entertainment amenities, public open space, community facilities, a hotel, and a convention center, Willets Point will become a major engine for economic growth in New York City.

Workspaces

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.

News & Updates

Programs

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.


Incubators and Coworking Spaces

Jamaica FEASTS Incubator

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The Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Seminar (FEASTS) is a culinary pre-accelerator operated by the Queens Public Library (QPL).

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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.