New Study Reveals a Truck Flow Management System Would Improve Logistics at JFK International Airport
A new feasibility study of the air cargo supply chain process at JFK Airport makes a case for how a new, connected airport-wide Truck Flow Management System (TFMS) would streamline cargo operations for the on- and -off-airport logistics community, save time, money and fuel, and improve quality of life for residents, business owners and workers in the surrounding community.
GatewayJFK is proud to offer a second round of scholarships in Spring of 2022. The two Scholarships are needs-based scholarships given to a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled trade school student or current undergraduate/graduate student.
GatewayJFK in partnership with the application Dollaride launches a subsidized shuttle service to help workers commute from the Jamaica transit hub to our bustling cargo, hotel, and commercial job center.
GatewayJFK is pleased to announce two new scholarship programs. One scholarship program focused on individuals who wish to work in the field of aviation and/or air cargo, and another focused on students from the local region of southeast Queens.
This June GatewayJFK went door to door across the district to distribute over 6,000 masks, face shields, and safety information to offices, warehouses, and restaurants in the vicinity of Rockaway Blvd. in Southeast Queens.
During the week of April 27th, 2020 GatewayJFK sent 745 meals from restaurants in our neighborhood to frontline workers at Jamaica Hospital, the MTA, DSNY, Wildcat Sanitation Services, the NYPD, and the Port Authority Police Department.
We hope all of you are well and doing your best to weather the disruptions being caused right now by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this email for information to help you navigate rules and programs for businesses being put into place at this time.
Dear Members and Friends of GatewayJFK, We understand that many of our businesses have started to feel an impact related to disruptions in the market driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Due to the international nature of the air cargo industry some of our businesses have been hit especially hard.
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.
GatewayJFK just refreshed it's look! We've updated our website with a custom design that's modern, user friendly and is responsive to mobile phones and tablets. The website features images from local photographer Roland Pugh and an updated webform so stakeholders can Report Quality of Life Issues to help us keep the neighborhood, safe, clean, and a great place to live, work and invest.
GatewayJFK is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Operations Manager. The position will perform a critical role in managing GatewayJFK’s public space initiatives. 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.
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.
Monday September 9th, the NYPD will be coming to the GatewayJFK district to hold a special meeting where businesses and residents can share their concerns with leaders from the Queens 105th Precinct. Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) Kurt Benjamin and Luis Benzant will be joined by Commanding Officers from the precinct and New York City Councilmember Donovan Richards to hear your concerns.
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 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.
On June 14th, Bartlett Dairy, Incorporated received final approval from the City of New York to develop a 6 acre parcel of city owned property near the intersection of Nassau Expressway and Rockaway Blvd. Bartlett, a minority-owned, family-run local business, will develop a 54,000 square foot dairy distribution center on the site and gain ownership of the land. The new facility is expected to add 165 permanent jobs to the neighborhood with average salaries of $70,000.
On Wed. March 20th and Thursday March 21st GatewayJFK, held our first Spring Cleanup to beautify the commercial and residential corridor along Rockaway Blvd. near JFK Airport. Ten workers swept every street, sidewalk and median in the 215-acre district to remove 238 bags which is estimated to be 4.6 tons of garbage from the neighborhood.