Feb. 4, 2015 By Christian Murray
A day after Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he aims to build 11,250 affordable units over Sunnyside Yards, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan issued a statement that questioned his plan.
Nolan’s viewpoint follows Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statement yesterday that made it clear that such development was not imminent. Cuomo said the ‘state and the MTA are studying several potential uses of the site from a long-term planning perspective.”
“I am extremely supportive of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s concerns that long term planning must be considered in any development of Sunnyside yards,” Nolan’s statement read.
“I have grave concerns about Mayor de Blasio’s plans as expressed in [Tuesday’s] state of the city address. There are many questions that must be asked. “
Nolan added: “I know I speak for mass transit users as well as the many residents and businesses and cultural and educational hubs in western queens when I say true community review is needed. I look forward to working with Governor Cuomo in Albany to review any city plans that hurt my community.”