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.

GatewayJFK wants to help you find qualified employees!

GatewayJFK is working to help businesses in our area hire local qualified help. We want to identify and address hiring challenges in the Air Cargo Industry and other industries in our area. In order to match up our businesses with local workforce development agencies we need to know more about your current and future hiring needs. Please take this survey to help us make sure there will be qualified applicants in the pipeline when your businesses is looking to expand.

In addition to the online survey GatewayJFK is going door to door this fall to engage the largest employers in our district and collect information about their hiring needs.
Take our Hiring Survey Now!

NYPD hears community & local businesses concerns at Build the Block event

On Monday, September 9th over 50 community members and business owners gathered together to share their concerns with leaders from the Queens 105th Precinct  NYPD.

Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) Kurt Benjamin and Luis Benzant were joined by 7 other officers from the precinct to introduce themselves to the community and answer questions about how policing is practiced in the neighborhood. New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards kicked off the event by discussing the City's Neighborhood Policing program and a plan for the city to increase response times to 911 calls by creating a new precinct that that will only serve the Rosedale, Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens and Laurelton communities.

The meeting was held in a town hall format where attendees asked questions directly to the officers. Neighborhood concerns included operating illegal businesses, illegal dumping, traffic concerns, loitering, abandoned vehicles, lighting needs in commercial areas, and a lack of community facilities to engage youth.  GatewayJFK will continue to work on addressing these issues with the NYPD and will work to help the precinct and other government agencies plan for both policing efforts and long term solutions.

If you would like to report a non-emergency issue that GatewayJFK can work with the NYPD to solve please visit our website at and report it using our Quality of Life online form. The tool helps track the problems in the community and improve response times from government agencies.

Council for Airport Opportunities to expand services & hire new staff

As part of the $13 Billion dollar JFK redevelopment the Council for Airport Opportunities (CAO), is expanding it's community-based efforts to provide job skills training, interview preparation and employment opportunities to local residents looking to work in the aviation industry. To facilitate this the organization seeks to hire four new positions:
For additional information please email or visit their website at

Improve Your Commute!
With the GatewayJFK Rideshare Portal

Gateway JFK has partnered with 511NY Rideshare to bring you and your employees a way to help improve your commute!

You’re free to choose how frequently you want to carpool and with whom. Plus you get to enjoy our promise that as a regular carpooler, you will never be stranded in an emergency, thanks to our Guaranteed Ride Program. The FREE Guaranteed Ride Program is like an insurance policy for commuters. If you are a member who regularly carpools, and you need to leave work in an emergency, 511NY Rideshare will get you to your destination for free by public transit, taxi, Lyft or Uber.

Get up to $300/year in Uber, Lyft or Taxi expenses.

Hundreds of employees in the GatewayJFK area have already registered with the portal and are ready to be matched to you and your staff. Ridesharing can be a fun, money saving travel option. Plus it reduces the need for parking in the neighborhood. No matter where you live, the portal will hep you find additional travel choices.
Use the GatewayJFK Rideshare Portal Now!

Be Part of the $13B JFK Redevelopment

The Port Authority and its partners are investing $13 billion to transform JFK into a world-class airport and is committed to using local businesses as part of the redevelopment.

To facilitate this the Port Authority is conducting a census to collect information about local business and the products and services that local business offers.To be in consideration for these contracts and more participate in their business census.

Register your business now!

Show Your Support
Join the GatewayJFK Banner Program

GatewayJFK is seeking sponsors to help install banners along Rockaway Boulevard and throughout the surrounding neighborhood streets. It's estimated that 57,000 people traveling to and through the district see the GatewayJFK banners every day. Each sponsor will have their company logo displayed for one full-year on the lower portion of the banner. Sponsoring a banner starts at $750.00. GatewayJFK is a 501 c3 not for profit organization and all sponsorships are tax-deductible.
If you’re interested in becoming a banner sponsor please contact Scott Grimm-Lyon the Executive Director of GatewayJFK at 516-730-3400 or by email at

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