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.

Register  your business for the $13B JFK Redevelopment Project

The Port Authority and its partners are investing $13 billion to transform JFK into a world-class airport. The new airport facilities will open in 2025 and will require numerous goods and services to complete. The Port Authority and its partners are committed to ensuring that local businesses in Queens are matched to these opportunities.

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. You will need information on your employees, business history, and products and services to complete this quick survey.

This information will help the Port Authority and terminal developers hire as many local businesses as possible. The responses you provide will only be shared with the Port Authority and the terminal developers!

Register your business now!

GatewayJFK Doubles Sanitation Service

Staring this summer, GatewayJFK will be providing the neighborhood twice as many cleaning services. In January GatewayJFK hired Wildcat Services to provide supplemental sanitation service to the 215 acre GatewayJFK area on a weekly basis. Now, Wildcat’s staff will be working multiple days each week to provide street and sidewalk cleaning, trash removal, graffiti removal, and landscaping services. In the winter the sanitation crew (recognizable in their bright green shirts and vests), will be working one day per week, and during the spring, summer and fall they will work multiple days per week.

"Due to the commercial nature of the neighborhood GatewayJFK has often been the victim of extensive littering and illegal dumping." said Scott Grimm-Lyon, Executive Director of GatewayJFK "We decided that we needed to take a stronger stance and to keep the streets clean. By expanding our sanitation service we will create a noticeable improvement in the neighborhood."

To report illegal dumping, graffiti, or other issues that should be cleaned please use our Quality of Life Web Form at

SpringJam Block Party
Saturday 8/24 

On Saturday August 24th Spring Jam Block Association and GatewayJFK will be hosting the Annual SpringJam Block Party from Noon to 6:00 pm. This is the 7th time the community will be gathering for the event and the third time it has been co-sponsored by GatewayJFK.

The event will take place on 146th Avenue, between 157th and 159th Streets.

Traffic on 146th Ave. will be closed during the time of the event – Please be prepared to reroute any business traffic down 145th Rd. or 155th St.

Activities and food at the block party include a DJ, a band, a bounce castle, a clown, BBQ, beverages, cake, and community giveaways. GatewayJFK will be staffing a table with information, and activities to help teach block party participants about how we help the neighborhood.

Round 1 of Sponsored Banners go up in GatewayJFK

In July, banners sponsored by SEAGIS Property Group and HILO Equipment and Services were put up as part of GatewayJFK's marketing and branding program. These banners join an additional twenty banners along Rockaway Blvd. and throughout the surrounding neighborhood streets intended to help people in the neighborhood understand that the place has an identity and that our public space is being managed.

GatewayJFK is seeking additional sponsors to help install additional banners this fall. Each sponsor will have their company logo displayed for one full-year on the lower portion of the banner. Sponsoring a single banner will cost $1000.00, and sponsoring 3 or more banners will cost $750.00 per banner. 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

GatewayJFK in the News

Metro Airport News - July 2019
Airport Voice - July 2019
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