Astoria Bank opened its doors at 26-26 Jackson Avenue this morning, its first branch in Long Island City. Construction crews peeled away the “coming soon” sticker on Sunday evening. Staff is on hand with bottles of water and bags of chips, along with some Astoria Bank swag for those stopping in today. A ribbon cutting ceremony will follow on Dec. 9.1
“Long Island City presents a strong growth opportunity for Astoria Bank as we look to continue to expand our business and consumer banking portfolios,” said Astoria Bank President and CEO Monte Redman in a statement. “Recent surges in business and residential development have helped to turn this once heavily industrial area of Queens into a diverse and vibrant neighborhood and we look forward to satisfying the community’s growing financial needs.”
Established in 1888, Astoria Bank, with deposits in New York totaling $9.2 billion, is the second largest thrift depository in New York.
The bank opened in the spot previously occupied by NestSeekers.