2015-02-11 / Front Page

Community First



Days after Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed an affordable housing complex located at Sunnyside Yards, state Senator Michael Gianaris addressed Community Board 2 on the subject. Gianaris assured all those assembled at Sunnyside Community Services for the meeting that he would not accept any proposals without the support of the community and that the community would be involved in the process every step of the way. “I will not support any proposal for Sunnyside Yards that is not supported by our existing community,” Gianaris assured those assembled. “Any talk of thousands of new housing units at Sunnyside Yards should be secondary to meeting our significant existing infrastructure needs. Western Queens is already in need of many more schools, parks and open spaces, and vastly improved mass transit, particularly on the 7 line. As this process unfolds, I look forward to working with the community to ensure our voices are heard loud and clear when it comes to Sunnyside Yards.” Days after Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed an affordable housing complex located at Sunnyside Yards, state Senator Michael Gianaris addressed Community Board 2 on the subject. Gianaris assured all those assembled at Sunnyside Community Services for the meeting that he would not accept any proposals without the support of the community and that the community would be involved in the process every step of the way. “I will not support any proposal for Sunnyside Yards that is not supported by our existing community,” Gianaris assured those assembled. “Any talk of thousands of new housing units at Sunnyside Yards should be secondary to meeting our significant existing infrastructure needs. Western Queens is already in need of many more schools, parks and open spaces, and vastly improved mass transit, particularly on the 7 line. As this process unfolds, I look forward to working with the community to ensure our voices are heard loud and clear when it comes to Sunnyside Yards.”

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