The landowners at Willets Point seem to have been inspired by John McCain’s flurry of negative ads. The main group of owners, seeking to resist a Bloomberg administration redevelopment proposal that’s before the City Council this month, just launched a TV ad that smears the Bloomberg plan, complete with deep-voiced narrator.
"It’s a crisis," the Read More
No Willets Point protests this afternoon.
The main Willets Point landowners group had planned a big truck rally at the Mets-Pirates game, planning to stop traffic as the contest came to a close, but now per an advisory, the group has canceled the event due to rain.
The organization, the Read More
The city hasn’t heard much out of former mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer since he lost his bid against Mayor Bloomberg in 2005. Now, the former Bronx Borough President has joined the camp of landowners and critics who oppose the Bloomberg administration’s plans for Willets Point, the 61-acre industrial site by Shea Stadium.
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Following last night’s late-night Queens Community Board 7 conditional endorsement of the city’s redevelopment plan for Willets Point, the landowner and business group opposing the redevelopment there is hailing the vote as a victory.
The margin of support, the group noted, was closer than it was just a week ago when a community Read More
Veteran Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf is entering new territory: early last month a group of 10 of the largest companies at Willets Point in Queens hired him to do public relations for their group, the Willets Point Industry & Realty Corp., which is facing the possibility that the city may try to take their property Read More