From the Daily News:
It sounds like a developer's dream: 325,000 square feet of vacant residential land near major highways in Queens is up for sale.
But people who have lived near the Aqueduct Racetrack are worried that the open space, which will go on the auction block June 10, will be replaced with rows of new housing - putting more stress on the local infrastructure in Ozone Park.
"It's the fear of the unknown," said state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach). "You are talking about people who have lived there for decades."
New homes could worsen flooding problems, he said. It's unclear whether there's enough power to supply new residences.
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