Center business district is among the most active in all of Queens.
Top 10 Business
Queens has many diverse
and bustling business districts, but some neighborhoods boast such dynamic
expanses of business development that residents from all over Queens flock
to visit their shops and boutiques. Here are the busiest of them all.
3. Jackson Heights
4. Astoria/Long Island City
5. Forest Hills
6. Kew Gardens
7. Richmond Hill
10. College Point
by the Queens Tribune
Top 10 Busiest Airlines
It’s hard to say
which is the safest, serves the best in-flight meals or is least likely
to lose your luggage, but in terms of the sheer volume of passengers
from month to month, these are the busiest airlines flying out of LaGuardia
and John F. Kennedy airports this summer.
Airlines - 12.2 million
2. Jet Blue Airways - 8.1 million
3. Delta Air Lines - 5.4 million
4. Delta Song Air Line - 2.9 million
5. United Airlines - 2.7 million
6. U.S. Airways - 2.5 million
7. Northwest Airlines - 1.4 million
8. Delta Shuttle - 1.33 million
9. British Airways - 1.3 million
10. Spirit Airlines - 1.05 million
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Industries By Number Of Employees
Health care and social assistance
is by far the most popular field of work in Queens, with transportation
and warehousing next in line but only half as popular.
Care & Social Assistance (91,375 employees)
2. Transportation & Warehousing (52,256 employees)
3. Retail (48,931 employees)
4. Construction (40,967 employees)
5. Manufacturing (35,816 employees)
6. Government (33,867 employees)
7. Accommodation & Food Services (28,722 employees)
8. Wholesale Trade (23,443 employees)
9. Administrative Support Services & Waste Management (23,022
10. Other Non-Government Services (19,972 employees)
Source: New York
City Comptroller William C. Thompson
to grow and expand in Long Island City. Recently, the company announced
the development of another major building, as depicted above.
The following businesses
have demonstrated not only a growth in capital and presence in the community,
but also innovation, erseverance and drive. Although there is no organization
that monitors the speed of growth of businesses in Queens, this unique
combination of traits led the Tribune to choose these businesses for
Window & Door
2. Jetblue Airways
4. Queens Center Mall (Macerich Co.)
5. Fresh Direct, Inc.
6. Steve Madden, LTD
7. Silver Cup Studios
8. Commerce Bank
9. North Fork Bank
10. We The People Legal Services, Inc.
Compiled by the Queens Tribune
As the most ethnically-diverse
borough in New York, Queens has some of the most interesting dining
in the city. It also has some of the most crowded. Whether it is Chinese,
Indian, Greek or Irish, you might want to make sure you call in advance
before you attempt to sample Queens’ foods of the world.
Restaurant in Jackson Heights is one of the busiest restaurants
in all of Queens.
(Thai) in Woodside
2. Joe’s Shanghai Restaurant (Chinese) in Elmhurst
3. Dumpling House (Chinese) in Flushing
4. Piccola Venezia (Italian) in Astoria
5. Elias Corner (Greek) in Astoria
6. Karyatis (Greek) in Astoria
7. Cooking With Jazz (Cajun) in Whitestone
8. Bombay Harbour (Indian) in Jackson Heights
9. Outback Steakhouse in Bayside
10. Donovan’s (Irish) in Bayside
the Queens Tribune
Private Companies By Revenue
Although it is Manhattan that is known for its behemoth
corporations and companies, Queens has its own share of large companies.
LeFrak Organization, which owns and operates the Lefrak Housing developments,
is the largest private company in all of Queens.
|Lefrak City, owned and
operated by Lefrak Organization, is the largest private company
3. Charmer Industries
4. National Envelope
5. Pepsi Bottling of New York
7. Western Beef
8. Leviton Manufacturing
9. Tully Construction
10. E. Gluck Corporation
Borough President’s Office, all data for 2002 revenue
Top Ten Highest Paying Jobs
David Neeleman, CEO of JetBlue Airways, collected
$327,279 in 2002 in total compensation including stock option grants,
according to the AFL-CIO. While that may seem quite high for anyone
not considering a penthouse at the Citylights building, it’s below
the nation’s average. According to data from the Human Resources
department at Salary.com, the median base salary for a CEO is $545,268,
with half of the country’s CEOs making between $419,074 and $730,029.
For those not on the corporate ladder yet, there are plenty of high-paying
choices. A majority of the top ten salaried positions are, unsurprisingly,
in oil, construction, and finance. But performing arts jobs are number
four, while transportation jobs are a comfortable six. Maybe there is
something to boys wanting to be pilots and girls wanting to be ballerinas?
in Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing.
in the Utilities industry.
3. $76,081 in Financial Investment and Related Activity
in Performing Arts and Spectator Sports.
in Credit Intermediation and Related Activity.
in Air Transportation.
7. $63,072 in Telecommunications.
in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction.
in Insurance Carriers and Related Activity.
in Management of Companies and Enterprises
Source: NY State
Department of Labor
one of many publicly traded companies with headquarters in Queens.
and more public companies are making their way out of Manhattan and
into Queens. The easy accessibility of Queens and the closeness to Manhattan,
along with the cheaper real estate, has long been luring businesses
here. The following public businesses are among the largest in Queens.
3. Major Automotive
4. Steve Madden
6. KSW Inc.
7. Schick Technologies
8. Nesco Industries
Source: Queens Economic Development Corporation/Newsday