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Federal workers thankful for support from community

As the government shutdown drags on and continues to put pressure on many federal workers at the New York airports, the support from the area community has increased. Appreciation by TSA workers to supporters has increased as well. Read more…
Congressman Gregory Meeks met with TSA workers Saturday at JFK Airport to listen to their hardships and concerns during the partial government shutdown. Read more…
State Senator Sanders Jr. joined American Legion Post 483 Commander William McDonald, AGFE Union organizer Gabriel Pedreira, and AGFE National Representative Tim Mclaughlin in supporting American Legion Post 483 food pantry for federal employees impacted by the government shutdown. Read more…
Each month we celebrate the people, organizations and events that make our airports a fascinating community. Read more…
Terminals at both JFK and LaGuardia Airports are showing their gratitude for the federal workers who come to work despite not getting paid during the government shut down. They are providing free meals to those who work their regular shifts. Read more…

Top JFK team in place and ready for 2019

Charles Everett, the general manager of JFK Airport, welcomes Tony Vero, the new deputy general manager of the airport, to the JFK aviation community. Read more…

Port Authority fills top Airport spots

The Port Authority of NYNJ has announced that top airport jobs are being filled. Charles R. Everett, Jr. has been asked to serve as General Manager of JFK in addition to his role as Deputy Director of Aviation . Two other important jobs at JFK and LaGuardia Airports have been filled with Anthony C. Vero, current Deputy General Manager of LaGuardia Airport, selected as Deputy General Manager at JFK Airport and Christina Callahan, current Executive Director at Syracuse Airport will begin as Deputy General Manager of LaGuardia Airport effective March 2019. Read more…

Keep an eye out for the JFK Community Development Outreach Center

The JFK Community Development Outreach Center is where people can meet with Port Authority representatives to discuss the JFK Airport redevelopment opportunities and issues. As promised by Port the Center is scheduled to open the early part of January. The office space is large and accommodating with a welcoming reception area, seating for about 40 people, three consulting rooms and a large conference room. Read more…
The Port Authority held the first public meeting of the JFK Redevelopment Advisory Council comprised of community and business leaders, elected officials, Community Board members, clergy and civic groups at York College On December 14. This Council is the interface between the Port Authority, its partners and the diverse communities of Queens as Justin Bernbach, Port Authority Director, Government & Community Relations NY has stated in previous community forums. Bernbach said that there are currently intensive talks with the terminal teams which will lead to leases signed for the terminals early in 2019. Read more…
NYCAR is the New York Community Airport Roundtable which was established by Governor Cuomo in response to the surrounding communities issues with airport related operation disturbances affecting the nearby communities. Read more…

LGA NYCAR challenges Port concerns over LGA growth

The New York Community Aviation Roundtable (NYCAR) is a voluntary working-group comprised of stakeholders affected by JFK and LaGuardia Airports operations. The main purpose of the NYCAR was initially established for a place for the community to address aircraft noise but has expanded to include many airport/resident issues between the LGA Airport and residential communities. Read more…
Ana Lemos, 2019 President of Kaamco, welcomed everyone to the December meeting and immediately told the meeting that 2019 is a year of change, and that Kaamco is looking forward to being productive by representing the airline and business partners in the JFK community. She stressed that meetings are important and people need to come together for a stronger Kaamco as the connector between airlines, business partners, Port and government. Read more…
Airport Life is at its best during the holiday season. The diversity of the workforce shones during this season of hope and Peace. People and organizations gather for celebration, camaraderie and social responsibility. This is seen by the large number of parties which are a culmination of the year’s hard work, or a way to raise money and awareness for those in need. Airport companies hold employee parties. Hotels hold customer appreciation parties. Airline terminals hold their family and friends parties. And various organizations hold parties to make the holiday season magical and rewarding for many special needs children or those children in need of holiday spirit and love. Read more…
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