Photo by Bruce Adler

Photo by Bruce Adler

#JamaicaBID Recap: In honor of Black History Month, Wednesday February 26th RALLYWIN Marketing, Branding extraordinaire, presented Darryl McDaniels – of Hip Hop Legend Group RunDMC with a Book Signing and Toy Giveaway of Darryl’s DMC Comic Book in the Jamaica Colosseum Mall. The 103rd Precinct and elected officials came out to support. A special thanks to Bruce Adler for taking such great pictures…see more pictures here.

89-02 165th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432





Women In Tech

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Event - Clyde Vanel Women in Tech March 24th 2018 - UPDATE

Assemblyman Clyde Vanel…”Women In Tech,” at York College – Saturday, March 24th 10:30am to 1pm – 94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. Join women in the tech sector as they share with you insights on how to make your business thrive via technology and social media. For more information, call 718.479.2333 or email


Shop in the #JamaicaBID district this weekend for Fab Stealz and Dealz during Sidewalk Sale Days – Friday, March 23rd thru Sunday, March 25th.

The Jamaica BID Sidewalk Sale Days Program is a weekend of deals and fabulous finds on Jamaica Avenue! These are the only dates and times businesses are permitted to display merchandise outside, including hanging items from awnings and/or canopies.

Merchandise, racks, tables and /or hangers cannot extend more than three [3] feet from the building. Sidewalk Sale Days are only permitted along Jamaica Avenue from Sutphin Blvd. to 169th St. including Union Hall Street.

Businesses displaying merchandise outside of Non-Sidewalk Sale Days will be ticketed, or possible confiscation of merchandise.

Permit Street Activity Program
Sidewalk Sales Day Calendar 2018

Jamaica Center BID
161-10 Jamaica Avenue – Suite 419
Jamaica, NY 11432

Last year, New York City established the first-ever cybersecurity regulations in an effort to crack down on cyber attacks. As of March 1, 2018, many of those regulations have gone into effect and will alter the way businesses handle their security.

In 2016, cybercriminals hacked more than 200 million financial records, not including the breaches that weren’t made public. With NYC being the financial capital of the world, it’s no wonder that hackers are focused on the Empire City.

The New York State Department of Financial Services enacted the regulations in an attempt to protect the “combined assets” of multiple financial institutions, which exceeds six trillion dollars. The Superintendent of Financial Services at the NYDFS noted that when New Yorkers are “engaging in financial transactions…they’re providing their social security information, banking information, etc.,” which can be open to hacking without the proper security measures in place.

Banks seem to be the most targeted organizations and in 2014, the largest United States bank was breached by hackers. JPMorgan and Chase had a server breach that allowed the cybercriminals to acquire the personal information of 83 million customers. The attackers didn’t steal any money from the personal accounts but instead used the information gathered for an email scam that amassed over $100 million. The bank had all of the employee information stored on one server that required a single log-in to access.

In order to prevent incidents like that from happening again, the new regulations on cybersecurity will govern how financial institutions secure their sensitive information. If a bank were to be attacked on a full-scale operation, there could be “catastrophic damage” to the financial system, according to an article by Business Insider. While many parts of the new regulations have already taken effect, some will come into play later on as they are integrated at a slower rate.

It isn’t just financial institutions that are worried or should be worried about breaches though. Cyber attacks are a concern for over half of all businesses, not just NYC financial organizations. Cybercriminals aren’t necessarily always fastidious when it comes to who they target so long as it helps them achieve their goal.

NYC might have the first ever attempt of governmental oversight in cybersecurity but unless other major financial cities follow suit, it won’t be enough.