LIC Planned Over Scrambled Eggs
Every member of the panel agreed that for Long Island City to become a key development area, the neighborhood needed more parking and more retail stores.
So when will they build them?
LIC is a 'very hot market,' prez of boro biz group says
Ben McGrath, chief financial officer of Edward Minskoff Equities Inc., said the real estate company is in the process of developing a dormitory near Northern Boulevard in Long Island City to address the growing need for student housing in western Queens. "Students crowd out market rate apartments for working families," he said. "There is a significant deficit of student dormitory units in the five boroughs."
Wow, he's got it all figured out, doesn't he?
'Stars Are Aligned' For Long Island City Development
The question period also produced an inquiry about air pollution that nobody was prepared to answer, suggesting it could become a serious issue as the building boom proceeds. (The questioner asserted the air in the area is quite bad, and conducive to asthma and other respiratory ailments.)
Oops, maybe they don't have it all figured out.