The City Council overwhelmingly approved a controversial Flushing waterfront redevelopment plan after developers came to an agreement with two powerful labor unions.

The 26-acre rezoning project alongside Flushing Creek in Queens had faced push back for months, similar to the now-defunct Industry City proposal, with critics saying the plan did not include enough affordable apartments and would displace longtime residents.

City Council member Peter Koo, who represents the district and has been a major supporter of the project, joined Errol Louis to explain how the proposal will bring jobs to the area, in a time when coronavirus has left many unemployed.