GatewayJFK (formerly known as the JFK IBID) is where logistics and cargo, hotel, food service, retail, other industries, and a lively community, call home. We are a Business Improvement District in Southeast Queens that is home to over 600 businesses and 150 single family households. Our mission is to create a space in New York where the air cargo businesses can expand, thrive and be a good neighbor.

Dieusita Jean named new Operations manager at GatewayJFK

In order to help improve services in the district GatewayJFK has hired Dieusita Jean (pronounced as Jer-see-ta) to fill the newly created position of Operations Manager. 

Jean was born and raised in Southeast Queens and has direct experience that will help her quickly adapt to the role, including a history of work in communications, event planning, and coordinating services with City agencies as a staff member for Assembly Member Clyde Vanel of Queens Village.

The Operations Manager position is the second full time staff position for the team at GatewayJFK. In the role Jean will perform a critical role in managing GatewayJFK’s public space initiatives. Her responsibilities will include overseeing contracted vendors, collecting and managing data and analytics related to public space, and working with businesses, residents and City agencies to improve quality of life metrics in the area.

As part of that work Jean will be monitoring and improving the responses submitted using the GatewayJFK quality of life form, a website tool that helps workers and residents report issues including flooding, downed telephone poles, abandoned vehicles, and illegal dumping. Jean will directly help solve these problems by navigating government relationships and spending staff time to solve problems that our business owners and community members may not have time to deal with.

If you experience quality of life issues near your business or home, please report them on our website at; or contact Dieusita Jean at 516-730-3400 or by email at

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JFK Air Cargo EXPO 2020

Thursday, March 26th

On Thursday March 26th, GatewayJFK will be participating as an exhibitor at the JFK Air Cargo EXPO 2020. The theme of this year's EXPO is "Airside, Landside, and Everything in Between". Last year's EXPO attracted over 300 attendees and EXPO 2020 is expected to attract even greater numbers. Mr. Brandon Fried, Executive Director of the Airforwarders Association, is the EXPO Luncheon Keynote Speaker. A highly regarded industry executive, Brandon will provide his expert views on the dynamics and challenges facing the air cargo industry.

The EXPO begins with Opening Remarks from Dayna Harap, Vice President of Sales for Direct Expedite, and newly elected President of the JFK Air Cargo Association, followed by the EXPO Panel Session entitled "Partnership & Bridging Communication Gaps". Michael Webber, Associate Vice President of Landrum & Brown will moderate a panel of industry experts which includes Warren Jones, VP Business Development Alliance Ground International, Yasin "Tis" Tisdale, JFK Hub General Manager/Director American Airlines, Rene Espinet, Vice President of Global Partnerships, Forwardair, Tom Marzano, President Alba Wheels Up, and John DeBetta, President Complete Transport Systems. Please arrive well before 9 AM as seating may be limited!

GatewayJFK will have a table in the EXPO Exhibition section along with forty other exhibitors from the air cargo industry who will display their products and services.
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Photos from Annual Tree Lighting/Toy Drive

On Sat. Dec. 21st, 2019 GatewayJFK, United Neighbors Civic Association, and SpringJam Civic Association hosted a tree lighting onon the corner of North Conduit and Rockaway Blvd. in the Burger King parking lot

Attendees included NY State Senator Sanders, NY City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, NY City Councilmember Adrienne Adams, and other leaders from the local community. 

The event was cosponsored by Burger King, Ruth Settles Exit Realty All City,, KC Creations and Yvette Dudley Law Group P.C.

Media Recommendation: Over The Road Podcast

Over the Road is an eight-part series that gives voice to the trials and triumphs of America’s long haul truckers. Hosted by “Long Haul Paul” Marhoefer, a musician, storyteller and trucker for nearly 40 years, this podcast takes listeners behind the wheel to explore a devoted community and a world that’s changing amidst new technologies and regulations. 

Along with telling stories of individual truckers the podcast will explore how the culture and industry of trucking is being impacted by ELD's (Electronic Logging Devices) along with other new technologies like Uber Freight and websites like Dock411. They also feature a call in line to answer questions for people who have questions about trucks, truckers and trucking in America.

Over the Road is a podcast from Overdrive Magazine and PRX’s Radiotopia . You can subscribe for free on most podcast apps, or listen at

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