The 75-acre swath of land is contaminated as a result of petroleum spills and illegal dumping and EDC believes the costly cleanup of the site must be completed as a single unit.
Shulman tapped to lead Willets Point group
Tom Angotti, a professor at Hunter College and the principal author of a land use study on the Willets Point area, disagreed.
"This notion that the city's plan is environmentally sound and is going to solve an environmental problem is salacious. You don't have to destroy an entire business district in order to clean it up," he said.
City Gets to the Point With Willets Redevelopment
Good thing CUNY has tenure, Tom.
In the meantime, Businesses Decry Plans For Willets Point
(By the way, the Claire Shulman award was given last night, right after Melinda warbled God Bless America...)
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