2016-01-20 / Front Page

Break Gound At Hallets Point


Breaking ground at new housing at Hallets Point are Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Borough President Melinda Katz, Bishop Mitchell Taylor, and other Queens officials, community leaders, residents and the Durst Organization. 
Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office Breaking ground at new housing at Hallets Point are Mayor Bill de Blasio, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Borough President Melinda Katz, Bishop Mitchell Taylor, and other Queens officials, community leaders, residents and the Durst Organization. Photographer/Mayoral Photography Office Mayor de Blasio, city Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been, Queens officials, residents and The Durst Organization broke ground January 14 on a new development that will bring hundreds of new affordable apartments for low-income families, a new school, new open space, renovated playgrounds and better transportation to residents in Astoria. The affordable apartments will contribute to Mayor de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, which has already financed more than 40,000 affordable apartments – enough for more than 100,000 New Yorkers.

“This has to be a city for everyone, and that’s what we’re doing every day as we build a new generation of affordable housing for families in need. We’re thrilled to get shovels in the ground and bring a long-awaited addition to this community to fruition. This is a project that delivers for the nearby Astoria Houses and strengthens this community with a new school, open space and a supermarket. I congratulate our fellow Queens officials, the local residents and the development team that worked so hard to make this day possible,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.See page 42.

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