2016-10-26 / Front Page

Homes For Vets


(L. to r.); State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joe Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides and UCCA Vice President Carolyn Scarano and representatives of Related Companies came to Marine Terrace near Shore Boulevard and 20th Road in Astoria, which is currently being renovated and getting 53 additional units. Eleven units will be reserved for veterans and 42 units will be reserved for households with an income of 60% Area Median 
Photo Jason D. Antos (L. to r.); State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joe Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides and UCCA Vice President Carolyn Scarano and representatives of Related Companies came to Marine Terrace near Shore Boulevard and 20th Road in Astoria, which is currently being renovated and getting 53 additional units. Eleven units will be reserved for veterans and 42 units will be reserved for households with an income of 60% Area Median Photo Jason D. Antos Elected officials came to Shore Boulevard and 20th Road along the waterfront to show support of the Marine Terrace renovation project in Astoria, and to dispel the rumors that the complex is going to be used as a homeless shelter.

For three decades, the majority of the units at the Marine Terrace apartments have been reserved as Section 8 affordable housing. The complex was recently sold to Related Companies in June, and they have decided renew the 440-unit complex as Section 8 affordable housing for an additional 30 years, with a portion of the units being reserved for veterans.


(L. to r.); State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joe Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides and UCCA Vice President Carolyn Scarano and representatives of Related Companies came to Marine Terrace near Shore Boulevard and 20th Road in Astoria, which is currently being renovated and getting 53 additional units. Eleven units will be reserved for veterans and 42 units will be reserved for households with an income of 60% Area Median Income (AMI). 
Photo Jason D. Antos (L. to r.); State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joe Crowley, Councilman Costa Constantinides and UCCA Vice President Carolyn Scarano and representatives of Related Companies came to Marine Terrace near Shore Boulevard and 20th Road in Astoria, which is currently being renovated and getting 53 additional units. Eleven units will be reserved for veterans and 42 units will be reserved for households with an income of 60% Area Median Income (AMI). Photo Jason D. Antos Present at the gathering were representatives of Related Companies, as well as Congressman Joe Crowley, state Senator Jose Peralta, Councilman Costa Constantinides and UCCA Vice President Carolyn Scarano.

“We wholeheartedly support this plan,” said Crowley.

Renovations will be made to the existing apartments with improvements made to the kitchens, bathrooms, windows, security doors, roofs and other spaces. Additionally, a new community space for residents will be constructed and will include a fitness center, laundry room, computer lab and an event space. Related Companies is also planning the construction of 53 additional units without the need to amend the current zoning laws. Eleven units will be reserved for veterans, and 42 units will be reserved for households with an income of 60% Area Median Income (AMI).

“We stand by our veterans and want people to be able to stay in New York City whatever their income,” said Constantinides.

The Councilman then went on to deny the rumors that Marine Terrace was being changed into a homeless shelter.

“Rumors get started, we don’t know how but they do, and it is good that we can have meetings like this in public to express what is true and what isn’t,” said Constantinides.–Jason D. Antos

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