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Economy

October, 2018

Long Island City

Study reveals Long Island City poised for life sciences hub

Empire State Development announced the release of the Long Island City Life Sciences Feasibility Study, which was conducted by the Long Island City Partnership. Comment

September, 2018

Bayside

EDC reports lowest citywide unemployment rate since 1976

The city’s Economic Development Corporation reported unemployment across New York City is at a record low since it began tracking the numbers in 1976. Comments (4)

August, 2018

Flushing

New parking meter rates to increase in Queens

The cost of metered parking will be going up in New York City, including Queens, when the Big Apple is hit with the increase beginning Nov. 1 Comments (3)
Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens resident aims to launch fair trade campaign in Queens

Atiya Raja is taking on a big task to transform Queens into a fair trade borough. Comments (1)
Letters

Opportunity Zones provide chances for those struggling

It is no secret that economically there are numerous neighborhoods across Queens that are struggling. Comments (2)

June, 2018

Flushing

Flushing World Fair showcases best neighborhood has to offer

Marty Markowitz, the vice president of borough promotion and engagement at NYC & Co., kicked off the first day of the Flushing World Fair last Friday at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel — located at 135-20 39th Ave. Comment

May, 2018

Queens economy continues to boom: DiNapoli

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli was at Queens Borough Hall last week and released a report that said the borough’s economy was experiencing an economic upswing. Comments (6)

Electeds believe legalized sports betting could benefit Queens

Queens’ elected officials at the state level are looking forward to a potential windfall from sports betting after the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 in favor of overturning the federal ban Monday as well as the opportunity to eliminate a revenue stream for organized crime. Comments (1)

April, 2018

College Point

Community rallies against proposed College Point hotel

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined concerned College Point residents who are unhappy with a proposed hotel Tuesday afternoon. Comments (2)

City app-based drivers seek minimum wage increase

More than 15,000 city Uber and Lyft drivers have signed a petition calling on the city to pass a law raising the minimum wage in New York City by 37 percent, according to the Independent Drivers Guild. Comment

February, 2018

Long Island City

Long Island City Partnership launches effort to lure New York’s life-sciences campus to booming neighborhood

The unprecedented growth of Long Island City could include a multimillion-dollar life-sciences campus and the neighborhood’s development organization is aiming to make that happen. Comment

January, 2018

Queensboro Hill

New study reveals increase in heat complaints in 2018

2018 has already set a record for the most heat complaints in the city. Comments (1)
The Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy organization that creates plans to help improve the prosperity of the tri-state area, included the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation as a major source for its idealized view of Downtown Jamaica’s economy 22 years into the future. Comments (7)
In an effort to help small businesses adapt to new rules and regulations, the NYC Department of Small Business Services has reached out to small-business owners throughout the city. Comment
Letters

It’s time to give the original Willets Point plan to another developer

Good and responsible government does not exist in the absence of transparency and in particular when it involves land-use matters that have been notorious in favoring real estate interests and those with political connections. Comment

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