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QNS: Op-ed: 2022 will be remembered as the year Queens’ economy got back on track

Each December many of us take time to reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead to the new year. While the past few years have been a trying time for our small business community, I believe that 2022 will be remembered as the year the Queens economy got back on track. This year, work was done to create thousands of units of affordable housing and jobs, which will help ensure a strong, equitable recovery throughout the five boroughs.

Here in Queens, where we are desperately in need of more affordable housing, we are fortunate to have had many important projects receive the green light from our elected officials. In September, Councilwoman Tiffany Caban announced her support of a 1,400-unit development in the Hallets Point area of Astoria. The project will be built with union labor and create hundreds of permanently affordable housing units.

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