Eminent domain comes to Queens, led by our old friend, Claire:
Shulman to lead Willets Point group
One prospective developer said, “We want to transform what is a blighted area and create what will amount to a city within a city.”
But Shulman is not the only guilty party here. Brian McLaughlin came up with the bright idea in 2004:
Willets Point Eyed For Development
The Bridge and Tunnel Club has a photo collection of the Iron Triangle, and the Village Voice tackled the subject last summer. Satan's Laundromat may have the most extensive collection of IT shots.
This is an area that is blighted because the city never saw fit to install sewers there. Contaminated land? No problem. They'll build anyway.
Even Robert Moses never sank so low as to take private land for the benefit of private interests.
Photo from Queens Gazette