NEW YORK, NY – The de Blasio Administration released the Long Island City Investment Strategy on October 30th. This comprehensive plan includes $180 million in new City funding for infrastructure improvements, schools, transportation, and open space.
“The Long Island City Investment Strategy brings improvements in community infrastructure to a neighborhood that has experienced rapid growth,” said Mayor de Blasio. “We are investing $180 million in Long Island City to address the needs of today while preparing for a more sustainable future.”
This coordinated interagency effort will deliver critical improvements to the neighborhoods: Funding commitments will improve the area’s sewer system and water main. A new school in the Court Square area will be constructed. The Hunter’s Point street reconstruction project will be expand. Funding will be providdd for parks and playgrounds.
“Long Island City is New York’s fastest growing neighborhood. It has seen thousands of new homes, including affordable homes, and jobs spring up over the past decade,” said Marisa Lago, Director of the Department of City Planning. “This impressive growth requires a coordinated City strategy for making needed public investments in schools, parks, roads and local arts organizations.”