QEDC’s Entrepreneur Space hosts Lucky Seven party with artisanal food and locally brewed suds
(Long Island City, NY) — The Entrepreneur Space, a food-and-business incubator operated by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, turned seven years old in grand style with food, networking, and high spirits at its home, 36-46 37th St. in Long Island City, on Friday, March 23.
About 150 people attended the commercial kitchen’s Lucky Seven anniversary bash. They tried samples from 28 vendors and local nonprofits, such as Destination Dumplings, Milene Jardin Chocolatier, and Bayside Brewery. Other entities included Rise Products, which upcycles organic waste products into ingredients such as whole barley flour, and The Real Vegan, which makes milk-less cheese spreads.
There was also some inter-borough fun. Grown In Brooklyn, which makes tempeh at the E-Space, offered a demonstration on ways to prepare its healthy, plant-based product. Plus, Bushwick Sauce, which also operates at the E-Space, offered organic hot sauces and jams.
The E-Space officially opened on Jan. 19, 2011. This 12,500-sq.-ft., NYC Economic Development Corporation-sponsored hub features a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices, and classrooms. QEDC also offers counseling, technical assistance, and financial classes on site. Since opening, the E-Space has helped more than 600 small businesses, generated more than $8 million in revenue, and created more than 120 jobs.
In the photo, QEDC Executive Director Seth Bornstein stands in the middle right behind the birthday cake. He is surrounded by QEDC employees, board members, and clients.
QUEENS BUSINESS EXPO 2018
STATEMENT ON MTA APPROVING LIRR ‘ATLANTIC TICKET’ PILOT PROGRAM
May 23, 2018 – Jamaica, NY – Council Member I. Daneek Miller issued the following statement on today’s MTA Board vote to approve the LIRR ‘Atlantic Ticket’ pilot program that will reduce fares to Atlantic Terminal to $5 for Brooklyn and Queens riders at 10 select stations and provide a bus or subway transfer for an additional $2.75.
“After years of planning, organizing, and campaigning, we are one step closer towards our goal of achieving commuter rail equity for all underserved New Yorkers. The residents of my Southeast Queens district who have long endured prolonged and costly commutes from the far reaches of St. Albans, Queens Village, Locust Manor and Hollis will surely benefit from the reduced fare, faster commute time, and optional subway or bus transfer the ‘Atlantic Ticket’ will offer them. I thank MTA Chair Joe Lhota, LIRR President Phillip Eng, and NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg for their support of this program. I especially want to thank the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA for its partnership in advocating for the full ‘Freedom Ticket’ proposal that would also include LIRR rides to Penn Station and provide the same benefits to Metro North riders. Our work continues.”
Henry’s Carrot Cake
Henry’s Carrot Cakes the all natural, no preservatives, organic cakes has been tantalizing people for many years.The cakes were conceived for the sole purpose of self-indulgence and validation. Henry’s Carrot Cakes were created to complement and enhance one’s own flavorful individuality in cosmic waves.
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25% of proceeds will be donated to Men Against Rage and Suffering (M.A.R.S) and the Venus Initiative.