Queens borough president, councilwoman clash during City Council hearing on Innovation QNS project in Astoria


Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Councilwoman Julie Won went head-to-head during a public hearing on the proposed $2 billion Innovation QNS project in Astoria before the Committee on Zoning and Franchises on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Before Richards and Won clashed, the developers behind the project — Silverstein Properties, BedRock and Kaufman Astoria Studios, who are seeking a rezoning of the area which the City Council will vote on next month — delivered testimony on the merits of their proposal.

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