Long Island City is booming, but many see even more potential for area businesses.
Tuesday, stakeholders announced that the Long Island City Business Improvement District, which now stretches from Queens Plaza North to Queens Plaza South, between 21st Street and Jackson Avenue and Northern Boulevard, may soon expand.
There is a new sub-district proposed to be created along stretches of Vernon Boulevard, Jackson Avenue and 44th Drive.
The 10-year-old BID, run by the Long Island City Partnership, could increase by 650 tax lots.
On Tuesday, three co-chairs of the BID’s expansion steering committee — Angelo Ippolito, of LIC Chiropractic; Paula Kirby, managing director of Plaxall; and Gianna Cerbone-Teoli, owner of the restaurant Manducatis Rustica — and other officials led a tour of the proposed area. They asserted there are needs along the corridors such as beautification, increased lighting, business marketing, daily management and a more diverse selection of businesses.