GatewayJFK is where logistics and cargo, hotel, food service, retail, other industries, and a lively community, call home. Our mission is to create a space in New York where the air cargo industry can expand, thrive, and be a good neighbor.

GatewayJFK is home to over 600 businesses and 150 single family households. GatewayJFK is home to 8,000 workers and is a vital part of New York’s 8.6 Billion air cargo sector.

GatewayJFK is dedicated to making the area a clean and safe space to live in, work in, and invest in. We partner with the local community to mitigate the impacts of commercial traffic and improve their quality of life. We partner with local businesses to provide supplemental services, and act as the voice of the Off-Airport community.

Report Quality of Life

If you see issues like flooding, downed telephone poles, abandoned vehicles, and/or illegal dumping please fill out our Quality of Life form. Your information will be forwarded directly to our staff, where we can immediately begin to evaluate and respond to your concern. GatewayJFK is striving to create a safe and clean neighborhood. GatewayJFK will solve any issues we can directly, and track/improve response times from city agencies related to other service requests.


Shuttle Service

Starting in October of 2020 GatewayJFK will be offering a shuttle service between the Jamaica Transportation Hub and the GatewayJFK Commercial/Cargo/Industrial District. The goal of the shuttle is to reduce commuting times for workers and residents of the Southeast Queens community known as GatewayJFK.


Community Resources

Members of GatewayJFK include local businesses in the air cargo industry, other local businesses and residents of the local community. Our mission is to create a space in New York where the air cargo businesses can expand, thrive, be a good neighbor. In order to work towards that goal GatewayJFK partners with industry associations, local civic associations, community based organizations and government agencies.


Recent News

On Monday October 5th 2020, GatewayJFK launched a new security patrol to help keep our neighborhood safe and vibrant. The goal of the patrol is to provide extra eyes on the streets to prevent burglaries, illegal dumping, and graffiti. The unarmed security officers are responsible for patrolling the 215 acre area that makes up the GatewayJFK... Wednesday - October 14, 2020


This June GatewayJFK went door to door across the district to distribute over 6,000 masks, face shields, and safety information to offices, warehouses, and restaurants in the vicinity of Rockaway Blvd. in Southeast Queens. Along with the masks GatewayJFK distributed posters for business to display that inform and encourage employees to prevent the spread of... Thursday - July 2, 2020


During the week of April 27th, 2020 GatewayJFK sent 745 meals from restaurants in our neighborhood to frontline workers at Jamaica Hospital, the MTA, DSNY, Wildcat Sanitation Services, the NYPD, and the Port Authority Police Department. To provide the meals, GatewayJFK partnered with 5 anchor restaurants in their neighborhood; Rockaway Plaza Delicatessen, New Castle Deli... Monday - May 11, 2020


Dear Members and Friends of GatewayJFK, We hope all of you are well and doing your best to weather the disruptions being caused right now by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please review this email for information to help you navigate rules and programs for businesses being put into place at this time.   If you have... Tuesday - March 24, 2020


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District-wide Services & Improvements

GatewayJFK is here to make sure that our community is a great place to operate a business, work in, live in, and make investments. We work to make sure our district is vibrant, clean, and safe. We deliver services and improvements above and beyond those typically provided by the City. Our services include:

Street cleaning and maintenance
Marketing and events
Workforce and Business development
Effective Advocacy
Improved responses from government agencies


About GatewayJFK

Located within a vibrant and diverse New York City neighborhood, GatewayJFK isn’t just a place — it’s a community.

GatewayJFK is a community where logistics and cargo, hotel, food service, retail, and a residential neighborhood, call home. Our commitment to this community fuels our mission to improve the district by providing technical and professional services, workforce opportunities, supplemental services and improvements. Our future is rooted in effective advocacy and administration for all district members.


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