Queens

  • Hunter's Point South
  • Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)
  • Sunnyside Yard
  • Rockaway Boardwalk Reconstruction Project
  • Citywide Ferry Service
  • 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.


Project

Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX)

Connecting over 400,000 residents to major job hubs from Sunset Park to Astoria, Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) will generate over $25 billion in economic impact to our city over the next 30 years.


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Sunnyside Yard

Sunnyside Yard is an approximately 180-acre open rail yard network located in western Queens. It is the site of a 2017 Feasibility Study evaluating the potential for overbuild development.


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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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Citywide Ferry Service

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


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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.

Programs

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.


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).

News

NEWS

City promotes new storefronts in Downtown Far Rockaway

 |  Source: The Queens Times Ledger

NEWS

New development wave hits the Rockaways

 |  Source: Metro

NEWS

Potential at Sunnyside Yards is too great to dismiss

 |  Source: amNewYork

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Is Sunnyside Yards a Beacon of Affordable Housing and New Development? Perhaps.

 |  Source: Commercial Observer

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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.