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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Should a casino be built by affordable housing?

There are two things going on at 126th street in Flushing. One is the proposed Casino and live event venue and a green space. The other is the Willets Point redevelopment project with the Wilpon’s Sterling Properties as one of the developers. I know the prevailing line from the people who want to build on parkland is there is nothing to do on 126th street besides Mets games and I one hundred percent agree but it looks like there will be stuff that will be built across the street before the proposed casino in the Citi Field parking lot.

Besides that, should a casino be built near schools and affordable housing? I don’t know how many folks have brought that up. I’m just curious. What do you guys think?

 NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Adolfo CarriĆ³n, Jr., New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin, and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President & CEO Andrew Kimball today were joined by elected officials and community leaders to break ground on 880 new affordable homes in Willets Point, Queens ― the first phase of the city’s largest 100 percent affordable housing development in 40 years. In partnership with the Queens Development Group (QDG), a joint venture formed by Related Companies and Sterling Equities, the groundbreaking marks the start of construction — more than one year ahead of schedule — for a project that will deliver the first of more than 2,500 affordable homes, roughly 35,000 square feet of new public open space, and significant infrastructure upgrades. The project is projected to generate $6.1 billion in economic impact over the next 30 years, creating 1,550 permanent jobs and 14,200 construction jobs.

“What we are seeing in Willets Point is the future of New York City — a future in which all New Yorkers can afford to live in a safe apartment that is close to a good school, good-paying jobs, outdoor space, and great public transportation,” said Mayor Adams. “Today, we are breaking ground on a once-in-a-generation project and building the largest 100 percent affordable housing development in our city in 40 years. This is all part of our administration’s commitment to tackling our city’s housing and affordability crisis to ensure no child should have to feel the way I did while growing up on the edge of homelessness. I want to thank Borough President Richards, Councilmember Moya, and Queens Community Board 7 for helping us break barriers and cut every extra inch of red tape to build more affordable housing for New Yorkers.”

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