The new facility, 61-43 186th St., Fresh Meadows, provides office space rentals for those who run their own business yet have no established or long-term office space.
At Executive Office Center, tenants co-exist in a shared office environment.
More than forty images, strategically placed in each room, depict people and places in Queens from the late 19th century through the 20th century and illustrate dramatically how life and the geography of the borough has changed over the course of the last 150 years.
Local Fresh Meadows residents who were present at the event marveled at a 1952 image of the Horn & Hardart Food Company, now Hooters off Horace Harding Boulevard and reminisced about the auto shows that took place in the parking lot of the Fresh Meadows shopping center shown in a photograph from 1953. Another image, dated 1895, showed the Van Siclen farm, at the corner of Utopia Parkway and Union Turnpike, the present day site of St. John’s University in Jamaica.Some of the photographs include the Flushing Post Office and its employees as they were in 1895, a 1905 print of the Queens Library in Queens Village, a parade down Northern Boulevard in 1902 for the election of Joseph Cassidy, candidate for Queens Borough President.
Also on display is a picture of Bayside’s own “Gentleman” Jim Corbett, the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion from 1892 to 1897, out for a buggy ride with his wife in 1903.
Other lost treasures included the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park that was the temporary headquarters of the United Nations from 1946 to 1951, before it moved to its present location on the east side of Manhattan. It was here in the United Nations General Assembly room that the State of Israel was voted into existence in 1948.
Executive Office Center is a prime example of the concept of what is known as a virtual office.
“A virtual office allows a company to operate off-premises and yet receive many of the benefits of an actual long-term tenant,” Owner Jack Blummer explained.
Each office is handsomely furnished with the latest office equipment with rent as low as $750 per month.
Services provided and covered by the rent include lobby reception and waiting area, utility expenses, conference room, personal mailbox, parcel pickup and acceptance and cleaning service.
Telephone, voicemail, high speed Internet, copy services are also available for a nominal fee.
For more information, visit www.executiveofficefm.com.