Press Releases

Community Enrichment Series (CES) comes to Farmers Blvd

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. (FBCDC) is very pleased to announce its Fall 2016 Community Enrichment Series (CES), being held Saturdays, Oct 22, 29 & Nov 5. 

New franchise arrives on Farmers Blvd

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Local tax-preparer Ricardo Bentham has provided accounting services on Farmers Boulevard for over 15 years as a sole proprietor. Amidst the increasing redevelopment of Farmers Boulevard, Bentham’s confidence in the economic strength of the neighborhood was confirmed. Bentham recently attracted H&R Block to a 10-year franchise agreement bringing the well-known brand to 113-35 Farmers Boulevard. The franchise will be phased in as Bentham phases out his former sole proprietorship, Phoenix Business Services.
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Farmers Boulevard CDC to host Open House Fundraiser - Dec. 10th

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. (FBCDC) is the not-for-profit organization that has spearheaded recent clean-up and redevelopment efforts on Farmers Boulevard in southeast Queens.

“Our organization has stepped up with a great vision for Farmers Boulevard at a time when larger institutions are content to ignore our neighborhoods and our small businesses,” expressed Isa Abdur-Rahman, Executive Director of FBCDC.

Eat Well, Live Well - September 17th!

Friday, September 2, 2011
Saint Albans, NY (September 2, 2011) – On Saturday, September 17, 2011, a free health & wellness fair will take place outdoors at 113-50 Farmers Boulevard in St. Albans, Queens. Hosted by the Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp.

Farmers Blvd prepares for Green-Up Day

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
St. Albans, New York - Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. (FBCDC) continues to serve the neighborhood of St. Albans, Queens with its 3rd Annual Community Green-Up Day, happening Saturday, May 7, 2011, from 10am to 2pm. The event location is 111-20 Farmers Boulevard, at the African Center for Community Empowerment (ACCE).

Farmers Boulevard CDC seeks healthy eating alternatives with grant from Councilmember Comrie

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NYC Councilmember Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. recently awarded a grant to help the St. Albans community improve access to health-conscious eating choices. The grant was issued to the Pratt Center for Community Development, which is working in partnership with the Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. to identify health-conscious restaurant strategies for Farmers Boulevard.

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall selects Farmers Blvd. for revitalization program

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saint Albans, NY (October 15, 2010) – Farmers Boulevard will soon reap the benefit of a capital funds allocation from Queens Borough President Helen Marshall. The award is part of BP Marshall’s Commercial Corridor program, and Farmers Boulevard is one of only six corridors to receive capital funds through this program in Fiscal Year 2011. Plans are already in progress to improve Farmers Boulevard with landscape enhancements, security cameras, and renovations of certain City-owned buildings on the boulevard.

Queens Person of the Week: Attorney Looks to Bridge Health Care Gap

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
View our featured story on NY1 about our first community Health Fair to learn more about Isa Abdur-Rahman and Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp. in our efforts to revitalize Farmers Boulevard.

Health Fair Planned for Farmers Boulevard, Queens

Sunday, August 1, 2010
St. Albans, New York (July 20, 2010) - A community health fair is coming soon to Farmers Boulevard in the St. Albans section of Queens.  The event is scheduled for September 25, 2010, and it is being organized by the Farmers Boulevard Community Development Corp.

St. Albans Residents Seek Revitalized Business District

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

View our featured story on NY1
to learn more about how the community in St. Albans, Queens aims to revitalize Farmers Boulevard, a long-neglected commercial strip.