Richmond Hill Revitalization Program

The Queens Economic Development Corporation began working on a commercial revitalization program in summer 2019 to support small businesses on Liberty Avenue and 101st Avenue, between Woodhaven Boulevard and Van Wyck Expressway in Richmond Hill. As part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Avenue NYC program, QEDC is conducting a Commercial District Needs Assessment and surveying local businesses and consumers to learn about their experiences shopping on these streets.

We are working with local business owners and residents to hear what you believe should happen to ensure a vibrant, booming economy in Richmond Hill. We want to know your concerns and your vision for enhancing businesses in Richmond Hill. This is an important opportunity to have your voice heard, as the city looks to increase economic activity in the neighborhood.

The information from the surveys will be used to develop and implement neighborhood projects over the next few years, ranging from better sanitation services to community events that promote local businesses.

We look forward to hearing from you. For any inquiries, you may contact our program manager, Sam Smouha: ssmouha@queensny.org

Business Surveys

QEDC is also working with businesses to learn about their needs and concerns operating in Richmond Hill. This survey can be completed by owners, managers, and employees who have knowledge of the business and neighborhood. The information we are collecting is all voluntary and will be used to develop community programs and benefits for small businesses. We will not use the surveys to regulate businesses.

The link for the business survey can be found here: https://bit.ly/RichmondHillBiz

CDNA

In 2020, the NYC Department of Small Business Services published the Richmond Hill Commercial District Needs Assessment, which highlights the existing business landscape along Liberty Avenue and 101st Avenue, as well as local needs and opportunities for revitalization. This CDNA report shares data insights from hundreds of surveys that we conducted with business owners and local residents, and is a central part of our ongoing work for the Avenue NYC program in the neighborhood.

Richmond Hill Commercial District Needs Assessment: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/sbs/downloads/pdf/neighborhoods/avenyc-cdna-richmondhill.pdf

Facebook

QEDC now runs a Facebook page, “It’s in Richmond Hill,” to share resources for business owners and community members, and to promote unique offerings from local businesses in the neighborhood: https://www.facebook.com/ItsinRichmondHill

Office Locations

Contact List

ORGANIZATION NAME ADDRESS PHONE NUMBER EMAIL ADDRESS WEBSITE ADDITIONAL INFO
Queens Economic Development Corporation 120-55 Queens Blvd, Suite 309
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
718-263-0546 info@queensny.org www.queensny.org For a compiled list of Covid-19 resources, click here
Chhaya 121-18 Liberty Avenue, 2nd Floor
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
718-478-3848 info@chhayacdc.org www.chhayacdc.org To donate and help low-income New Yorkers in southeast Queens, click here
Queens Community Board 9 Office 120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 310-A
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
718-286-2686 qn09@cb.nyc.gov www1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb9 Email your full name and phone number to RSVP for virtual community meetings at qn09@cb.nyc.gov
Queens Community Board 10 Office 115-01 Lefferts Boulevard
South Ozone Park, NY 11420
718-843-4488 qn10@cb.nyc.gov ww1.nyc.gov/site/queenscb10 To join virtual meeting meetings, dial 646-558-8656
Meeting ID: 995-7449-1630
Password: 356437
Queens Public Library at Lefferts 103-34 Lefferts Boulevard
Richmond Hill, NY 11419
718-843-5950 Ask-A-Librarian www.queenslibrary.org/about-us/locations/lefferts Temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic
Queens Public Library at Richmond Hill 118-14 Hillside Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
718-849-7150 Ask-A-Librarian www.queenslibrary.org/about-us/locations/richmond-hill Temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic
New York City Police Department – 106th Precinct 103-53 101st Street
Ozone Park, NY, 11417
718-845-2211 Email the Police Commissioner ww1.nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/106th-precinct For information on neighborhood policing and the full list of designated Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) in this area, click here
New York City Police Department – 102nd Precinct 87-34 118th Street
Richmond Hill, NY, 11418
718-805-3200 Email the Police Commissioner ww1.nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/102nd-precinct For information on neighborhood policing and the full list of designated Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) in this area, click here
Councilmember Eric Ulrich 93-06 101st Avenue
Ozone Park, NY 11416
718-738-1083 eulrich@council.nyc.gov council.nyc.gov/district-32/ Contact your Councilmember about local community issues
Councilmember Adrienne Adams 165-90 Baisley Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434
718-206-2068 adams@council.nyc.gov council.nyc.gov/district-28/ Contact your Councilmember about local community issues
Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr 159-53 102nd Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414
718-738-1111 addabbo@nysenate.gov www.nysenate.gov/senators/joseph-p-addabbo-jr Contact your State Senator about state legislative issues
Senator James Sanders Jr 142-01 Rockaway Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11436
718-523-3069 sanders@nysenate.gov www.nysenate.gov/senators/james-sanders-jr Contact your State Senator about state legislative issues

Other Available Resources

PROGRAM PROVIDER TYPE OF HELP EXTERNAL LINK
Department of Small Business Services Information on how to safely re-open non-essential businesses To learn more about this resource, click here
NYC Office of Nightlife Information on physical distancing in the entertainment industry To learn more about this resource, click here
NYC Comptroller – Small Business COVID-19 Resource Center Compilation of programs and assistance aimed at mitigating the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on small businesses To learn more about this resource, click here
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Worker Protection Hotline and ‘Reopening NYC’ educational resources To learn more about this resource, click here
NYC Department of Sanitation Covid-19 updates from the NYC Department of Sanitation To learn more about this resource, click here
Department of Human Rights – COVID and Human Rights Resources for individuals suffering discrimination/harassment related to Covid-19 To learn more about this resource, click here
NYC Mayors’ Office of Immigrant Affairs Resources available to New Yorkers regardless of immigration status To learn more about this resource, click here
2020 United States Census Imperative resource for communities in need of long-term public investments To learn more about this resource, click here

News

Richmond Hill, Queens
Richmond Hill, Queens
Some good news for our restaurants and bars: starting on Monday, April 19, these businesses can stay open until midnight.

https://www.amny.com/coronavirus/governor-cuomo-allows-nyc-restaurants-to-stay-open-until-midnight-starting-april-19/
Richmond Hill, Queens
Richmond Hill, Queens
Register for this free webinar next week on April 21 to learn about getting certified as a Minority / Woman-owned Business Enterprise with NYC & NYS, what you will need to do to obtain government contracts, and how you can leverage your certification to get more business.

https://queensny.org/calendar/get-business-from-nyc-and-nys-government-m-wbe-certification-3-2-5/
Richmond Hill, Queens
Richmond Hill, Queens
NYC has just announced the City Cleanup Corps, an exciting new jobs program to help beautify our neighborhoods. Starting this month, the City will be hiring 10,000 people for these positions.

Go to this link to find the employment applications posted so far (more positions will be added in the coming months): https://working.nyc.gov/opportunities/

Please share this exciting job opportunity!
#jobs #itsinrichmondhill
Richmond Hill, Queens
Richmond Hill, Queens
Have you checked out the local community fridges in Richmond Hill and around South Queens? There is one on Liberty Avenue outside of Dave Barbershop & Hair salon (132-06 Liberty Avenue). These fridges are maintained by local volunteers, and allow anyone to donate and take food when in need.

Thanks to South Queens Women's March and Southside Action Pact for their organizing and donation efforts. #itsinrichmondhill
Richmond Hill, Queens
Richmond Hill, Queens
This building is the old Lefferts Theater on Liberty Avenue between 122nd Street and 123rd Street, shown here in a 1940's tax photo. Today the building houses a Rite Aid pharmacy, as well as Kid City Children's Discount Department Stores.

Rite Aid
122-02 Liberty Ave
(718) 843-7001

Kid City
122-12 Liberty Ave
(718) 835-1008

#flashbackfriday #itsinrichmondhill