Southeast Queens has a rich history of business and culture, spanning from jazz and hip-hop to fashion and entrepreneurship, all produced by people who called southeast Queens their home. FBCDC is building upon this local history to restore Farmers Boulevard as a regional enclave for economic progress, health & wellness, and cultural creativity.
For many NY residents Farmers Boulevard is best recognized as exit 21B off the Belt Parkway headed into JFK International Airport – New York’s gateway to the world.
Some who are familiar with Farmers Boulevard may quickly think of LL Cool J and other hip-hop icons who emerged from the Hollis section of southeast Queens in the 1980s and 90s.
Many know Daymond John – the multi-millionaire “shark” currently featured on ABC’s The Shark Tank. He got his start as a Farmers Boulevard native selling home-sewn apparel on his way to a fortune through the F.U.B.U. brand.
Still others might simply associate Farmers Boulevard with farming, which makes sense since the street earned its name from the abundant farm lands that once characterized the area.
No matter the connection you make to Farmers Boulevard, the future of Farmers is growing. Grow with us.