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City Plans to Spend $180M on LIC Infrastructure

The de Blasio Administration has announced plans to invest $180 million in Long Island City’s infrastructure, including school, transportation and open space.

The release of the Long Island City Investment Strategy follows last week’s City Council Land Use Committee approval of a plan to bring affordable housing and a public school to the area near the Queensborough Bridge ramps.

“Long Island City is New York’s fastest-growing neighborhood,” said Marisa Lago, director of the Department of City Planning. “It has seen thousands of new homes, including affordable homes, and jobs spring up over the past decade.

“This impressive growth requires a coordinated city strategy for making needed public investments in schools, parks, roads and local arts organizations,” Lago continued.

The new plan also seeks to strengthen the area as a CBD by increasing space and support for current and future business, among other things.

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