Before the decking and developing proceed, infrastructure such as the Sunnyside Station will come first.
“That’s something communities in western Queens and their elected officials have been calling for and that’s why we decided to make that a priority,” Grossman Meagher said. “We believe the station should come first. It will be built at the western edge of the yard on the east side of the Queens Boulevard Bridge and it will be served by the Long Island Rail Road and eventually Metro North when service begins to Penn Station. New Jersey Transit and Amtrak could also factor in connecting western Queens to every part of the greater New York City region and major cities of the northeast.”
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney has been an advocate for years for a transit hub near the East Side Access project.
“I am encouraged that the Master Plan includes the Sunnyside Station in its first phase,” Maloney said.