Mayor de Blasio is moving ahead with a plan to redevelop the Sunnyside rail yards in Queens into affordable-housing, despite objections from Governor Cuomo.
Just 17 days after Cuomo said the yards were off-limits, the city’s Economic Development Corporation issued a notice seeking a feasibility study of the nearly 200-acre site, according to the New York Post
“It is not available for any other use in the near term,” Cuomo’s spokesperson, Melissa DeRosa, said.
Nevertheless, the mayor is pushing onward.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to deliver on our vision of a more affordable city and smart development that responds to the needs of surrounding neighborhoods,” De Blasio said.