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Astoria's Hallets Point Might Actually Break Ground Next Year

The Hallets Point project was supposed to begin construction on the Astoria waterfront back in 2010, but all we've seen of the Lincoln Equities development since 2009 are renderings and political reversals. That could change in the near-ish future: the project might break ground as soon as fall 2013, according to the Daily News. That's assuming it moves smoothly through the city review process?and given the developer's promise of 20 percent affordable housing, mostly for seniors, new park land, and expanded local roads, a number of local politicians are already on board. But some, like City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., are still campaigning for a Manhattan-bound ferry stop nearby at Hallets Cove, new schools, and W train service restored.
· Hallets Point project could break ground as early as fall 2013 [NYDN]
· Hallets Point coverage [Curbed]