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PAGE 2                                                    THE QUEENS TIMES                                        THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2020

            Park Side Restaurant                                     Council Member Paul Vallone Chairs Economic
                                                                       Development Committee Hearing Focused on

          Queens’Finest Italian Restaurant                                                     COVID Recovery

                                                                      (Continued from page 1)   how we restore vitality to this city  one of our City’s businesses and
                                                                                                we love.”                    industries.”  Chair  Vallone  and
                                                                   for  Phase  Two.  Chair  Vallone       Patchett, noting that the City  President  Patchett  also  agreed
                                                                   acknowledged  that  large-scale  “must create a ‘new’ normal,” out-  that Congress and the President
                                                                   testing and a plentiful PPE supply  lined a two-fold approach to eco-  must quickly act on an additional
                                                                   are a critical part of sustaining a  nomic development efforts in the  stimulus package and do more to
                                                                   safe reopening.              coming months:  “1) bring good  aid small businesses.
                                                                        By establishing a local pro-  paying jobs to all New Yorkers;       “We need real economic relief.
                                                                   duction chain, EDC reported to-  and 2) ensure they have the skills  We need a stimulus package that
                                                                   date facilitating the production  to get those positions, keep them  supports  states  and  cities,  and
                                                                   of  3.2  million  medical  gowns  and  excel  in  them.”  Advanced  provides the resources needed for
                                                                   through partnership with 14 local  manufacturing, tech, cyber, life  a robust recovery,” Patchett said
          About Park Side Restaurant - An Italian Landmark in the heart   manufacturers. In addition, a new  science, garment manufacturing,  in testimony.
          of Corona, Queens, Park Side Restaurant is truly a destination   supply chain with local biotech  and fashion will be looked at for       With regard to transportation,
          that is worth the trip. After one visit, you will be sure to be back   companies and small manufac-  opportunities  “to  diversify  the  according to Patchett, EDC has
          again  and  again  for  one  the  city’s  Best  Italian  restaurants.   turers are now producing 50,000  city’s economy while providing  seen a “huge surge” in overall
          Bring your appetite and enjoy authentic and always delicious   COVID-19 testing kits per week,  New Yorkers with real opportu-  ridership on the NYC Ferry since
          dishes using the freshest ingredients and attention to detail   per EDC.              nities to attain a greater level of  Phase  1,  and  service  has  been
          served by our professional staff. Park Side is also happy to        “As our City’s streets begin to  economic stability and success,”  ramped up in recent weeks. Ac-
          host your next function with our private dining area and flexible   bustle and our businesses reopen  Patchett added.   knowledging that New Yorkers
          banquet packages.                                        their doors to welcome back the       “The topic of relief efforts amid  are now more than ever seeking
            107-01 Corona  Ave. Corona Heights, NY                 local community, it is important  COVID-19  is  vital,  especially  safe  modes  of  transportation,
                                                                   to  recognize  the  extraordinary  since an economic recovery is on  Chair Vallone pushed Patchett to
                  (718) 271-9274 • (718) 271-9871                  local  efforts  that  helped  make  the minds of New Yorkers,” said  make continued investments in the
                     - Reservations Suggested -                    that happen, while at the same  Public Advocate Jumaane Wil-  NYC Ferry system, particularly
                                                                   time proactively planning ahead  liams in submitted testimony. “It  in transit deserts like Northeast
                                                                   for the long term to ensure safety  is important to continue efforts for  Queens where residents face lim-
                                                                   and prosperity for our mom and  this recovery since this requires a  ited transportation options.
                                                                   pops,  whose  success  will  be  a  lot of innovation and work. EDC       “We know that New Yorkers
                                                                   critical part of a strong economic  can help with decisions that make  love their ferries,” Patchett said.
                                                                   recovery,” said Vallone.     sense and make a difference for  “They’re a really important way of
                                                                        “With the phased reopen un-  businesses.”            linking New Yorkers from all over
                                                                   derway, the hard work is only just       “As we prepare to finalize our  the city who are in transit deserts
                                                                   beginning,” Pattchett said during  City budget, we must prioritize  to other waterfront areas and to
                                                                   testimony.    “There  are  many  and focus our efforts on economic  jobs. In this time, as you said, of
                                                                   pieces  to  consider:  childcare,  development in our City,” Vallone  social distancing, being able to be
                                                                   transit, how and when we return  said. “We know that significant  outside at the top of a ferry vessel
                                                                   to our offices, and later to other  cuts to EDC’s budget, particularly  is a particularly appealing way to
                                                                   public venues. All of this aiming  to the capital budget, would have a  travel and we’ve seen New York-
                                                                   to address the bigger question of  tenfold impact on each and every  ers realize that.”

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