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The mission at The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is to create and retain jobs through  programming that grows our neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development.

Since 1977, QEDC has worked with scores of neighborhoods to revitalize their commercial districts by creating business organizations and establishing  business improvement districts. Entrepreneurs are assisted in the preparation of business plans through individual counseling, classes and workshops. The Queens Tourism Council promotes the many cultural, recreational and retail opportunities within the borough.

QEDC is a nonprofit governed by a board of directors representing the borough’s many community and business sectors. It is funded by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York State Department of  Economic Development and the Small Business Administration in addition to generous support from New York City Council elected officials and the private sector. QEDC is a focal point for economic development efforts in a borough that encompasses about 2.3 million people from every corner of the world in more than 90 distinct neighborhoods. Emphasis is made to assist low and moderate income populations, women, immigrants and minorities.

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Queens Tourism Council Descends on the Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York City for 2023 Kickoff Meeting

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Queens, NY – The Hyatt Regency JFK at Resorts World New York City, the first 4-star hotel to open in Southeast Queens in over 50 years, hosted the Queens Tourism Council’s 2023 kickoff meeting on March 14. The event gathered leaders from cultural, economic, and tourism institutions from throughout Queens to network, brainstorm, and plan for a great year ahead.

“Queens truly offers a little something for everyone, whether you’re into delicious food, sports or the arts,” said Michelle Stoddart, Vice President of Community Development, Resorts World New York City. “Plus, as home to two major airports, people from all over the world are coming in and out of the borough every day. This meeting was really a way for us to sit down with our partners and come up with ways to entice people to spend even more time here and experience our vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods like a local.”

RWNYC presented information about its Community Partners program , which gives Genting Rewards members, its recognition and rewards program, exclusive offers at community partner businesses. Whether you’re visiting or just want to play tourist for the day in your own city, you can get deals on everything from restaurants to food tours, dinners cruises, museums and more. More than 100 businesses are currently enrolled.

“The goal of Resorts World’s Community Partners program is to support small to mid-sized businesses in our hometown of Queens,” said Stephanie Yeh, Community Development Specialist, Resorts World New York City . “This program is designed to help businesses grow and thrive by offering exclusive discounts to our casino players while in turn, gaining advertising and promotional opportunities. This program is just one of the many ways we support the Queens community.”

Resorts World New York City’s convenient location to John F. Kennedy International Airport, plus the 2021 addition of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York City, helps drive tourism to “The World’s Borough” and boosts the local economy. The casino has a jam-packed event and entertainment schedule for 2023 that will be sure to draw in the crowds. The latest promotions and events, plus the most recent hotel packages, can always be found at rwnewyork.com .

About  Resorts World New York City (RWNYC) : New York City’s first and only casino-hotel, offering over 10 million guests annually an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience and generating over $3 billion for the State’s education system since opening in 2011. The opening of the Hyatt Regency JFK Airport at Resorts World New York gave visitors from around the world more ways to enjoy the ultimate play and stay experience. Dining options include Sugar Factory American Brasserie, America’s favorite eatery and celebrity hotspot. There are a variety of non-gaming amenities, as well as entertainment options, allowing guests of all interests and budgets an experience that fits their personal tastes. RWNYC is operated by the Genting Group, a global company founded in 1965, operating destination resorts in Las Vegas, Bimini, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and the United Kingdom. Genting has more than 50 years of experience in the travel and leisure industry and collectively employs approximately 60,000 people while offering an unparalleled resort experience to over 50 million visitors a year worldwide.

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Queens: Spotlight on New York’s Most Multicultural Borough

It’s a place where the “locals” have international roots. it’s a paradise for serious cooks in search of specialty foods and spices. and a can’t-miss destination for hungry foodies who sate their appetites at restaurants serving every cuisine from colombian to greek and filipino to bukharan. .

Louis Armstrong called it home. So do the New York Mets and the United States Tennis Association. (And T4!) If you haven’t spent time in Queens yet, what are you waiting for? There’s literally a world of experiences awaiting you here.

Much of the magic in Queens is a product of the borough’s multicultural roots. “We are the most diverse county in the country,” says Rob MacKay, Director of the Queens Tourism Council . “I would argue that we’re the most diverse county in the world.” And with nearly 50 percent of its residents born in another country, Queens boasts neighborhoods that are rich in immigrant traditions. 

Food plays a huge role in preserving those legacies, and in Queens, you can shop for the authentic ingredients you need to prepare global cuisines in your own kitchen.

Astoria’s Titan Foods , “America’s largest Greek specialty food store,” is your source for everything from fresh feta to olive oils and pastes, meats, and imported chocolates. Patel Brothers has shops in Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Bellerose where you can find chutneys, spices, ghee, and specialty oils such as clove, eucalyptus, and pure mustard.

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Just one of many counters of tempting treats at Titan Foods in Astoria. 

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Looking for a dining guide or additional food shopping suggestions? Tap into Joe DiStefano’s expertise. The food writer, culinary tour guide, and consultant has been exploring global cuisine in Queens for more than a decade and organizes tours on demand. CHOPSTICKS & MARROW , the Queens-centric food blog he founded and publishes, offers more tips for eating in the borough, as does his book, 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss . Contact him by email to learn more about his food tours.

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Joe DiStefano’s food tours offer an insider's taste of Queens. 

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Life in Queens is also enriched by organizations whose celebrations and programs cover a cultural spectrum that’s unmatched anywhere. 

Flushing’s Šri Mahã Vallabha Ganapati Devasthãnam is “the first authentic Hindu Temple in North America built with traditional granite stones imported from India and so is one of the most historically and architecturally important Temples in the West.” A community as well as religious institution, it welcomes members of the public to dine in its canteen or explore its yoga classes and activities at its senior center . 

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In the annual Ratha Yatra procession, thousands of Hindu devotees chant, sing, and dance in the streets of Flushing as they follow an icon of Lord Ganesh mounted on a 16-foot pure silver chariot.

Credit: The Hindu Temple Society of North America

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A religious service performed at the Temple prior to the procession.

Long Island City adds to the options for cultural exploration with organizations such as the Greek Cultural Center , New York Irish Center , and Thalia Hispanic Theatre . 

And this year, the Hello Panda Festival —“the largest international lantern, food, and arts extravaganza celebrating culture and diversity”—will debut at Citi Field. The festival, which will run December 6–January 26, will feature more than 120 lantern exhibits, 60 international food vendors, live performances by musicians from around the world, modern art exhibits, and a holiday market with traditional crafts. In addition, art instructors will be on hand to teach visitors such crafts as papercutting, sugar painting, embroidery, and cotton candy art. 

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Lanterns will light up the night skies at the Panda Festival at Citi Field. 

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Queens is also a great place to explore New York’s history and become better acquainted with some of its more famous citizens. 

For jazz fans, what could be a better treat than visiting Louis Armstrong’s home in Corona? The modest house, where he lived from 1943 until his death, remains “very much the way it was” when he lived there. During the guided tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hear clips from Armstrong’s homemade recordings and audio of him practicing his trumpet and talking with friends. You can also spend time in his garden. Click here for more information on planning your visit.

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Louis Armstrong jams with young fans on the steps of his home in Corona, Queens. 

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Queens is also home to The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum , the Museum of the Moving Image , and the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park , where current exhibits include The Art of the Brick—"the world’s largest display of LEGO® art.”

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The Metamorphosis figures on display at the LEGO exhibit. 

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A LEGO sculpture of a traditional Easter Island Moai. 

The borough also hosts an annual Holly Tour of six historic houses in Flushing, most “decorated as they were during their first holiday seasons.” A free shuttle is available for transport among the homes, which include:

  • The Victorian-era Voelker Orth House (1891), which “will be dressed in a traditional German-American style.”
  • The Quaker Meeting House (1694), “New York’s oldest structure in continuous use for religious purposes.”
  • The Lewis Howard Latimer House, where Lewis Latimer, the African-American son of fugitive slaves, lived from 1902–1928. A poet, painter, and musician, he also helped to develop the telephone and incandescent light bulb.
  • Kingsland Homestead, built between 1774–1785, which was home to five generations of a Quaker family from 1801 until the 1930s.
  • Bowne House, the borough’s oldest residential building. Religious freedom advocate John Bowne built it in 1661, and it was home to nine generations of his family until it became a museum in 1945.
  • Flushing Town Hall, whose Romanesque Revival hall—built in 1862—will host an annual Holiday Market. 

The tour is a project of the Queens Historical Society . Visit the website for full Holly Tour details. 

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Construction of the Kingsland Homestead began two years before the start of the American Revolution.

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Bowne House, built in 1661, is the oldest residential building in Queens.

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Queens Tourism Council to Promote Queens Attractions and Hotels

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A diverse coalition of hotels, entertainment venues, restaurants and cultural institutions from all over the borough have joined together to relaunch the

Queens Tourism Council. With the mission to promote the borough as a place to stay, eat, experience culture, enjoy nature and have fun, the 23-member QTC held its first meeting at Long Island City’s Z Hotel on Feb. 27.

Meeting attendees discussed cross-promotional activities that QTC members will undertake to make sure that Queens residents are aware of what’s going on in their backyards and out-of-town tourists know about the borough’s many wonders. Meeting attendees also discussed producing a promotional video, establishing a greater internet presence and improving transportation options between venues.

Over the last 15 years, there has been a surge of interest in Queens, as evidenced by articles in major publications from around the world, new media coverage and TV shows based in the borough. In 2010, more than 7 million visitors spent more than $3 billion in Queens, according to city records, and the travel sector currently supports roughly 16 percent of the jobs in the borough. Plus, there are currently more than 80 hotels in Queens with more than 8,000 rooms.

“Local tourism here in Queens provides enjoyment for visitors and jobs for our local economy,” Borough President Helen M. Marshall expressed. “The Queens Tourism Council will help boost the number of tourists who not only want to see the U.S. Open or Major League baseball, but also those who want a taste with international flavor, whether it be in music, dance or the visual arts. We have first-class hotels, a smorgasbord of restaurants and world-class cultural institutions. We also have the most diversified population of any county in America. Visit Queens. See the World!”

“There’s an authenticity to Queens that tourists love, and borough is booming,” said Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein. “Not long ago, there were very few local hotels that I would have recommended to a friend. Now, we have about 90 quality hotels with sweeping skyline views, top-notch onsite restaurants, even swimming pools…and all of them are $150-$300 cheaper per night than their counterparts in Manhattan. Add countless activities at great museums, theaters and stadiums and you have a tremendous borough.”

“Thanks to the Queens Tourism Council, it’s no longer a secret that Queens has it all — fabulous museums, performances, sports, parks, and restaurants!” said Michael Cogswell, director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

“I love working in Queens because of the multicultural atmosphere with an abundance of museums, restaurants, theatres, tourist attractions and ethnic restaurants. Plus, my hotel is so convenient to Manhattan with such affordable rates,” said Jeffrey Reich-Hale, director of sales and marketing at Long Island City’s brand new Wyndham Garden hotel. “I’m really excited about the Queens Tourism Council because it will promote all these

wonderful attractions. Finally, the borough is getting the recognition it deserves.” “From the emerging communities in Long Island City to the cultural institutions of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens is rapidly becoming a go-to destination for New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike,” added Dan Wempa, vice president of external affairs at the New York Hall of Science. “The Queens Tourism Council is doing great work presenting the best of what the borough has to offer.”

“We’re very excited to be part of the Queens Tourism Council,” said Timothy J. McGlinchey, general manager of Courtyard by Marriott JFK, which is located near John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica. “We have known for many years that Queens is not only a great place to stop over on your way to or from the airports, but also a great place to stay and play! We can’t wait to share with others all the exciting and interesting things to do that borough has to offer.”

QTC was actually established in the 1980s, but had fallen into dormancy until this week’s meeting. The Queens Economic Development Corporation promotes the borough through the

“Discover Queens” brand. In addition to maintaining the website discoverqueens.info, QEDC manages the Discover Queens Visitor Center at Queens Center Mall and spearheads promotions such as Discover Queens Restaurant Week, Shop Queens, Shop the World and 75 Days of Summer.

Current QTC members include Applebee’s Restaurant, sightseeing company Borough

Excursions, Courtyard Marriott JFK, Expedia, Greater Astoria Historical Society,

Holiday Inn LaGuardia, Holiday Inn Manhattan View, LaGuardia Airport Hotel,

Laughing Devil Comedy Club, Louis Armstrong House Museum, Marco Hotel/Magna

Restaurant, New York Hall of Science, New York Mets, Queens Botanical Garden,

Resorts World Casino New York City, Sheraton LaGuardia East, Sleep Inn-Jamaica, The

Chocolate Factory Theater, The Noguchi Museum, USTA-National Tennis Center,

Wyndham Garden LIC/Manhattan View, Yelp Queens and Z Hotel.

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Rob has worked at QEDC since 2011. His responsibilities include writing press releases and brochures, placing stories in media outlets, providing information to the public and news agencies, organizing and promoting events such as Queens Taste and Restaurant Week, and spearheading the Queens Tourism Council–because  “It’s in Queens!”

A Brooklyn native, Rob fell in love with the diversity, people, restaurants and attractions in Queens almost instantly after moving to Woodside in 1991. He has worked as an editor/reporter for the Times Newsweekly and an English teacher. He also lived in Honduras as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Rob speaks fluent Spanish and loves to meet people. Get in touch at  [email protected],  follow  #itsinqueens  on Twitter, check out  www.facebook.com/itsinqueens , or see pictures at  https://instagram.com/itsinqueens/ .

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Queens Tourism Council awarded state funds to promote tourism in borough

Queens Tourism Council awarded state funds to promote tourism in borough

By Bill Parry

QTC, a division of the Queens Economic Development Corporation, will use the funding to create “Love the World’s Borough,” a marketing campaign to promote culture, diversity, sports, and food. Each season will have a theme, and QTC will use social media, advertising, and special events to achieve its goals.

“Only in Queens can you dine around the world in 109 square miles, surf in the Rockaways, visit one of New York state’s oldest operating farms and enjoy 7,739 acres of city-owned parkland,” Queens Borough President Melinda Katz said. “The REDC award will help Queens tell our story to a larger audience as we continue to welcome visitors from around the world.”

Established in 2100, The REDC initiative is a centerpiece of Cuomo’s strategy to jump-start the economy and create jobs in New York state. Looking to fund community-based, performance-driven entities, the initiative awarded more than $755 million throughout the state in 2017.

“Over the past seven years, the Regional Economic Development Councils have successfully brought together the most innovative minds in economic development, fostering collaboration between state and local leaders to invest in New York’s regional resources from the ground up,” Cuomo said. “These awards are critical to building the foundations of New York’s future and ensuring that our economic momentum continues.”

“Tourism in Queens is booming right now, and this is the perfect time to promote the borough,” Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Seth Bornstein said. “We are excited to let the public know about the wonderful things going on in the world’s most diverse borough, and we are very appreciative of Governor Cuomo, this initiative, and the state elected officials who helped attain funding for this program.”

Tourism pumped $5.3 billion into Queens in 2015, supporting 56,816 jobs and generating $753 million in state and local taxes, according to a 2016 report by graduate students at the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism at the NYU School of Professional Studies. As a result, one in 16 Queens-based jobs is sustained by tourism, the research found.

“In my experience, people always love Queens. The problem is getting them to the borough in the first place,” Queens Tourism Council Director Rob MacKay said. “With this funding, we will be able to entice more travelers to come here. This is so exciting.”

The REDC initiative also awarded $100,000 to the Long Island City Partnership toward making the neighborhood a regional hub for life sciences and innovation. The partnership will use the funds to develop a comprehensive strategic business plan for the future growth and development of a Life Sciences and Research Innovation cluster in Long Island City.

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#Newsflash | Queens Taste 2024 Is Served On May 21

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Don’t forget to bring the Tupperware!

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council proudly announce that Queens Taste 2024 is set for the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

In other words, get ready for everything from crunchy to creamy, delectable to delightful, enticing to exquisite, fiery to flaky, pleasing to piquant, and sweet to savory.

More than 50 restaurants, beverage purveyors, and dessert makers are expected to offer samples of cuisines from Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, China, Colombia, Croatia, Ecuador, Indonesian, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, The Philippines, and the West Indies. A longtime candy maker, a local chocolatier, and some clients of the Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator that QEDC operates in Long Island City, will be on hand with their artisan specialties.

And to wash it all down, several brewers, wine makers, and mixologists will be on tap. (Teetotalers will be able to quench their thirst with tropical fruit juices.)

Queens Taste 2024 is a celebration of the World’s Most Delicious Borough, but it’s also a great place to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. (Some do both!) Many are executive level employees and captains of industry. Plus, the atmosphere is always festive, creating an ideal scene for meeting, greeting, and exchanging contact information.

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Finally, Queens Taste 2024 supports a good cause. Proceeds go to QEDC’s ongoing efforts to attract, create, and maintain jobs in the borough. Tickets cost $125 each (two for $200), but as QEDC is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, they’re partially tax deductible as permitted by law. Click here to purchase tickets.

Here’s the list of the entities that have expressed interest so far: 10-63 Meal ; 80s Rabbit ; Althea’s Tropical Delights ; Applebee’s Grill + Bar ; Arepalicious ; Awang Kitchen ; Ben’s Deli ; Bevo’s Kitchen ; Blue Tijuana/Barzola ; Bocaito Café ; Brooklyn Brewery ; Chervitality ; Cooking with Ayana ; Culiraw ; De Mole ; Evelia’s Tamales ; F. Ottomanelli Burgers & Belgian Fries ; Fogo de Châo ; Fuzi Pasta Co. ; Glaze Donuts ; Harlem Baking Co. ; Little Chef Kitchen ; London Lennie’s ; Made Fresh Organic ; Manhattan Beer ; Mansi ; MumsKitchens NYC ; Muncan Food Corp ; Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao ; Oso Cacao , Paellas Y Tapas NY , QNSY Sparkling Cocktails ; Queens Community House ; Queens Curry Kitchen ; Rincon Salvadoreño ; RW Prime ; Santa Chiara Alta Pasticceria ; Schmidt’s Candy ; Senbird Tea ; SingleCut Beersmiths ; Sassy Sweet Vegan Treats ; Sydney’s Sweets ; Taste of Surabaya ; The Soup Lady ; The Wine Room of Forest Hills ; Tipsy Scoop ; Tootles & French ; and Zhego NYC .

Many more sponsors are expected, but the current list is as follows: The D & F Development Group; The Driscoll Group; Flagstar Bank; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 3; Kaufman Astoria Studios; Mattone Investors; Plaxall Inc.; Port Authority NY & NJ; Resorts World New York City; The Shops at Skyview; USTA; and Webline Media Group.

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“why are you giving someone with that kind of money $650 million i think it’s criminal,” sylvia cobb said..

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - It’s a $1.3 billion proposal that will transform Bank of America Stadium as we know it. The plan comes with massive upgrades many in the community hope will bring in big name events and artists.

City Council opened up for public comment Monday night, but not everyone was in favor of spending hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayers money to fund the plan.

“I think this is wrong.”

Sylvia Cobb says as a landscape architect, going to events at Bank of America Stadium is simply out of her reach.

“I’m here to represent the middle class,” Cobb said addressing the Council.

And she’s not too fond of the idea of 650-million dollars from the tourism and hospitality tax coffers going to the proposed improvements to the nearly 30-year-old stadium owned by Tepper Sports and Entertainment.

“Why are you giving someone with that kind of money $650 million? I think it’s criminal,” she said.

Others were looking for more accountability.

“Your handling of this has made it clear that transparency is anything but a priority,” said Grace Fendrick.

Some addressing council Monday night said if there’s going to be that level of financial investment, maybe they should look at the city taking partial ownership.

“Own a portion of the stadium or a stake in the team,” Thomas Templeton said.

But while City Council endured a barrage of criticism from some addressing the board, many business owners and partners were complementary and excited in what this new investment could bring and the economic impact that would follow.

“Making upgrades to the stadium assure it will continue to be a critical economic asset for the city of Charlotte,” Allison Summerville told the dais.

The more than $1.3 billion project will add new seating, scoreboards and a reimagined exterior. It’s also a critical component in many people’s eyes in locking the team in the Queen City of decades to come.

“Which…in our view, would be a significant investment in one of our city’s most powerful and economic assets,” Joe Bost added.

Economic growth that has local business owners excited about the possible impact.

“We have seen an amazing growth when it comes to our businesses,” said business owner Kristian Pederson.

Growth aside, Cobb worries about giving money to an organization who couldn’t come close to the playoffs last year.

“Why would you give all that money for a team that’s not doing well?” she said.

All eyes will be on the council next Monday night as they vote on the proposal. We’ll of course be there and let you know what happened.

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