Chairman Crowley, Queens Elected Officials Joint Statement on Sunnyside Yard Redevelopment
(Washington, D.C.) — Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, New York State Senator Michael Gianaris, New York State Assemblymembers Catherine Nolan, Aravella Simotas, and Brian Barnwell, and New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer issued the following joint statement on the city’s planned redevelopment of Sunnyside Yard:
“We are deeply alarmed by the city’s decision to move forward with plans to build a massive residential and commercial development in Sunnyside Yard without seeking adequate community input or establishing sufficient infrastructure and transit options for local residents who will be impacted by the project.
“If the city accelerates the Sunnyside Yard project without seeking community input, it will only further contribute to the affordability and public transit crises that have created chaos for New Yorkers. We urge the city to cease development of this project until our voices and concerns have been fully considered.”