Assemblyman Goldfeder: State of the State Promises Nation’s Largest Conference Center in Southern Queens; But Not Without Community Input

January 12, 2012
“Governor Cuomo laid out very ardent plans for the coming year and I am confident that together we will continue to take Queens in the right direction. We need to focus on getting our economy out of the rut that we are currently in and create good jobs for the people within the community. The proposal to build the largest convention center in the nation at Aqueduct is an ambitious plan that must be undertaken responsibly and appropriately with real community involvement and participation.”

“The governor’s proposal has the possibility to create thousands of local jobs and spur economic development throughout Queens. In addition, it will create new infrastructure opportunities and funding potential for much needed transportation upgrades; such as increased express bus service, ferry service and rehabilitating the Rockaway Railroad Line. This would increase access to the site and provide Southern Queens and Rockaway residents with faster commute times."

“I will continue to work with the governor and colleagues on both sides of the aisle to keep New York City and Queens moving in the right direction.”