The key features for businesses in Queens include:
- Queens is the most diverse urban area in the United States and by extension also New York City.
- Queens is the second most populous borough in New York City trailing only Brooklyn.
- Companies with office space in Queens include Jet Blue Airways corporate headquarters, Citigroup, and in 2019 Amazon will begin operating their new HQ2 in Long Island City. Additionally, Macy’s / Bloomingdales will be occupying 550,000 square feet of office space in Long Island City in Queens.
Long Island City
Long Island City boasts impressive views of the Manhattan skyline, alongside a bustle of building projects, both residential and commercial. The neighborhood was reinvigorated in the 2000s when MoMA PS1 reopened after a 3-year renovation project. It is the home corporate headquarters for Jet Blue Airways and will welcome the first employees for Amazon's new HQ2 in 2019. The neighborhood is serviced by the G, E, M, and 7 trains, giving you direct access to Midtown Manhattan, and many residents also commute by ferry, which picks up passengers underneath the iconic Pepsi Cola sign.
Astoria is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Queens, which is the most diverse borough in the United States. Known for its local businesses and cultural outposts, Astoria is also home to the famous Steinway piano factory. Because of its proximity to Manhattan, young startups and freelancers have started moving their offices here, attracting diverse work forces and building new communities. Surrounded by a history of movie making, the Museum of The Moving Image preserves the stories and artifacts from when Astoria’s major economy in the 1920s and 1930s was the movie industry. Astoria is accessible by the N, Q, M and R trains.
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