On February 6th, 2017, the New York City Economic Development Corporation released a study exploring the feasibility of decking over Sunnyside Yard to allow for commercial job-intensive uses, affordable housing, open space, and other much needed community amenities. The City is expected to approach 9M by 2030. This is a unique, once-in-a-generation opportunity to accommodate the growing city, preserve Queens as a borough for families and deliver on much needed regional transportation infrastructure improvements, open space, increase housing supply and deliver quality jobs.
Nate Bliss is a Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation where he oversees neighborhood development and district planning efforts throughout Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Among other projects, Nate led the City's revitalization efforts in Coney Island and is currently involved in NYCEDC's initiatives at Sunnyside Yard and Long Island City, Downtown Far Rockaway, Staten Island's North Shore, and elsewhere. Nate is a graduate of Columbia University and New York University, and also teaches at NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, son, and dog, and is proud to live and work in the greatest city on earth.