From the NY Post:
The Queens waterfront is set to get a vertical makeover by 2020, with dilapidated factories and vacant lots transformed into a Manhattan-like skyline of high-rises sprinkled amid sprawling parks, leafy esplanades and a "greenway" that will let joggers and bikers follow the East River all the way through Queens and Brooklyn.
"This area of waterfront has not just been underutilized, but it has been absolutely unused for as long as I can remember," said Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens), who is reserving judgment on the project until he hears from the public.
"Growing up in Queens, the waterfront was completely cut off," said Councilman Eric Gioia (D-Queens), who has helped secure funding for the greenway. "The waterfront today gives New York an opportunity to get it right."
Maybe this article was collecting dust for 2 years. Because with the economy in the toilet, these ain't gettin' built anytime soon.