Off airport. On the move.
GatewayJFK is a not-for-proﬁt 501(c)(3) public-private partnership providing technical and professional services, supplemental services and improvements, and advocacy for the District’s off-airport cargo community, a vital link in the global supply chain, and for all of those who live, work or visit the area. GatewayJFK - Off Airport. On the Move. is a distinct, unique New York City neighborhood of major economic signiﬁcance to the region, the nation, and the world.
GatewayJFK, formerly known as Greater JFK Industrial Business Improvement District (BID), is the 73rd NYC BID established in 2016. Geographically, the District is located in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of the Borough of Queens, adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport, with Rockaway Boulevard as its primary access route. It consists of over 500 properties and is a complex assembly of private properties containing customs brokers, freight forwarders, couriers and logistical services, trucking and maintenance companies, and many others that employ almost 8,000 workers and occupy approximately 4.1 million square feet in a broad range of industrial and commercial buildings.
The cargo-related businesses exist alongside other light industrial and retail uses, hotels, community service, government facilities, and 154 single-family homes. Striking an appropriate balance between industrial, commercial, and residential interests is a unifying principle that guides GatewayJFK in all it does.
Under the direction and supervision of GatewayJFK property owners, businesses, residents, elected officials, and community leaders, the annual BID budget of $500,000 supports the following:
- Advocacy and Administration
- Sanitation & Streetscape Maintenance Services & Snow Removal
- Security & Public Safety
- District Marketing & Communications
- GatewayJFK Shuttle powered by Dollaride
- Industry Networking & Workforce Development
- Technical Services & Planning Studies for Economic Development
- Community Support Programs & Events