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What kind of social services/programming would you like to see more of in Astoria?

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Why not focus on revitalizing the Steinway Street retail strip that is already there rather than adding more retail stores. This project doesn’t make sense. There are vacant storefronts on Steinway St.... Read more...

FYI, we already have a neighborhood where you can live/work/play/shop all within an easy 15-minute walk of where you live. That’s one reason many people love Astoria. The fact that you’d list that as the... Read more...

Steinway Street used to be a shopping destination but isn't anymore. Injecting new retail, especially in the part of Steinway that currently has almost zero retail might make all of Steinway a shopping... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Absolutely. I think this development is much-needed for South Steinway, which is getting increasingly dilapidated by the day. We need to avoid urban decay and this is a great way to accomplish that. I... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Hi everyone, I'm Lacey and im a black woman business owner with a first class cleaning company. I live in Queensbridge and this project will change my life and the lives of my workers. #queensbrigebusines

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In addition to supporting Astoria's existing shops and restaurants, what types of new retail and entertainment would you like to see?

More minority owned businesses

Interesting that Innovation QNS is responding to comment after comment but has not responded to this one. No reassurances of a commitment to minority owned businesses, because their only commitment is... Read more...

"meaningful and impactful workforce development" does that mean union construction jobs? I know that some projects work with the unions so that neighborhood people can get into them if the neighborhood... Read more...

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In addition to supporting Astoria's existing shops and restaurants, what types of new retail and entertainment would you like to see?

It's perfectly fine the way it is. This level development would only bring in chain businesses, and we don't need those.

There's a hardware store literally across the street from where the development would be. There are barbershops all over Astoria. There's an urgent care facility on Steinway. The only thing I shop outside... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

this is a mini Hudson Yards that would transform one of the last remaining affordable parts of Astoria left. I understand why the landowners and landlords want this horrible, but no working family or... Read more...

I hope so. This is disgusting for our neighborhood and I had no idea this was happening until my friend just told me tonight. Despicable. Build up this neighborhood with what we have. No more houses are... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

More art spaces, green markets and small business opportunities are the key for revitalizing, yet retaining Astoria unique vibe. Green, neighborhood-friendly spaces for families and children would certainly... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Not this effort! Massive overreach.

This is too much to ask. Unfortunately there are tradeoffs to be made with every project. And what's here is a great win for the community.

This proposal is vastly out of scale for the neighborhood. The "vision" they outline would still work with max 6 story buildings with the same proposed uses.

Than change the scale of the neighborhood. This location is a 20 minute subway ride from one of the largest central business districts in the world, it should be much denser with more housing and office... Read more...

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How important is it that new development includes open space, such as lawns, playgrounds, dog runs and places to sit?

Very important! Great public spaces make a community! It’s what separates a neighborhood, from just a place to live.

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

My name is Pastor Hassan Clark. I was born and raised In the Astoria housing development. My family lived there for 25 years. I see this project as an opportunity for people in our community. I’m... Read more...

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How important is it that new development includes open space, such as lawns, playgrounds, dog runs and places to sit?

Critical for the neighborhood! Will bring lots of great benefit to the community at large

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Absolutely. We need development like this to increase the tax base of the city (especially after Covid) - all the more welcome given the significant amount of brand new affordable housing.

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In addition to supporting Astoria's existing shops and restaurants, what types of new retail and entertainment would you like to see?

As far as new retail we need more clothing stores for woman and for children , Steinway has no stores to shop for children

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

This may be one of the most important initiatives our community has ever had the opportunity to be part of. As a business owner and Kiwanis community supporter since 1995 I have seen and been on the roller... Read more...

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Would you support efforts to revitalize Steinway Street, create jobs, and bring more affordable housing and open space to our neighborhood?

Yes. The plans look great, just make sure the final product looks as nice. If there’s too much compromise or scaling back along the way this could easily turn into an albatross on astoria’s neck instead... Read more...

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