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NY1: How City Councilmember Julie Won got to 'yes' on Innovation QNS

City Councilmember Julie Won got to yes.


“It was extremely excruciating,” the Queens legislator told NY1 on Monday. “You saw how much public scrutiny there was.”


Won had for months withheld her support for the $2 billion Innovation QNS project in Astoria, fighting for more affordability and condemning construction that is “only luxury, market-rate housing.”


Won said that with help from City Council and mayor’s office aides, she has finally secured commitments from the developers to help low-income and homeless New Yorkers.




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