From the Daily News:
A Queens congressman said a bill he wrote to block private development at the St. Albans veterans facility stands a good chance in the U.S. Senate.
Rep. Greg Meeks said his proposal, hailed by community activists and overwhelmingly passed last week in the House of Representatives, has backing from both New York senators.
Veterans and civic groups oppose a government plan to renovate the St. Albans center and lease some space for housing and stores. They rejoiced last week when the House approved Meeks' bill, but they said they still need support from Meeks and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
A Schumer spokesman confirmed Schumer supports the bill.
A Gillibrand spokesman declined comment, but Meeks said Gillibrand is "very supportive."