The city wants to build a platform over the Sunnyside Railyards in order to build 35,000 more lux...er, I mean "affordable housing" units a la Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.
Here's a compilation of articles about the topic: PlanNYC
Wouldn't it be better to instead build the schools that are sorely needed in that area and create a park out of the rest of the 43 acres? This is a once in a lifetime chance for Queens to make the most polluted area of the borough greener and open up a significant space for all of its huddled masses to enjoy.
Especially since the city messed up Flushing Meadows so badly...
(Photo by Bob Vogel)