Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Weiner wants development in parks
From the Queens Courier:
Among major issues affecting Queens, Weiner also discussed developments including a possible new soccer stadium, Willets Point and the expansion of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Weiner said his default position is the belief “we should be developing and that we should try to create jobs and that we should try to create economic activity places outside of Manhattan.”
He said he was previously conflicted about expanding the tennis center, even voting against the move when he was on the City Council. But Weiner said generally speaking, he is in favor of the three projects and wants to see them move forward. He added he wants to leave himself some wiggle room on details of the soccer stadium.