The City wanted to deck over Sunnyside Yards and build a new city – like they did with Hudson Yards in western Manhattan. Based on the cost of HY, we estimate that that this project will take more than the $22 billion dollars the city claims it will. Also, like Hudson Yards, we expect the city will create a exclusive luxury city that will further gentrify our neighborhoods and displace many community members while putting more pressure on residents and businesses who are able to hold on.
Stop Sunnyside Yards, a local organization, held a trivia night a few weeks ago to share more information about the project. Their questions are now online so you can test and expand your knowledge of the project from home.
Here are some news articles that offer additional information:
- Sharpe, Emily. (Sept 12, 2019). Opinion: Imagine the disruptive impact of Sunnyside Yards. Queens Daily Eagle.
- Derek Ludovici. (Jun 5, 2019). The Dark Side of Sunnyside Yards. Indypendent.
- Hallum, Mark. (Sept 17, 2019). Locals reject EDC vision that Sunnyside Yards will offer affordability and amenities. QNS.