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In addition to supporting Astoria's existing shops and restaurants, what types of new retail and entertainment would you like to see?

Locally and women/BIPOC/LGBT run businesses. Not huge retailers and chains from outside the area that won't generate wealth for the actual folks who live here.

Thanks, Kasha. Our focus is on having small and locally owned and operated businesses fill Innovation QNS. And we will be implementing a workforce development and MWLBE program to maximizing local hiring... Read more...

I think if we got more big retailers, it would draw more people to the area, who in turn would patronize the smaller businesses. Right now, the small businesses here are dying because the only people... Read more...

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