Monday, March 31, 2008

Avella announces mayoral candidacy

Longshot mayoral candidate Tony Avella, a maverick City Council Member from Northeast Queens, officially launched his candidacy yesterday afternoon at a City Hall press conference. Seeking to distinguish himself from the highly-scripted typical politicians, Avella declared that he hadn't written a speech but instead would speak about three main issues.

Indeed, two of Avella's issues barely registered with the crowd of supporters behind him: lowered taxes and a revamped education system. Rather, they applauded heartily when he condemned overdevelopment, asserting that the real estate industry has too much power and "the city has done very little to preserve quality of life."

"Overdevelopment," he said, "is destroying the character of every community. That absolutely must stop."


Sunday in NYC: Avella denounces overdevelopment

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really hope he gets elected so he can turn the DOB upside down!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The pace of the DOB issuing permits can be compared to that of free candy citywide. If Avella wins, there will be major positive developments.

Anonymous said...

Was The Parkside Group there?

Anonymous said...

The revolution starts now!!! Development fuels the economy but over development ruins communities. We must protect our neighborhoods from overzealous, greedy developers and universities before there is nothing left to protect. Go TONY!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh ya, this candidacy will go far. Take a good look at the overdevelopment in his district. I'm not suggesting he isn't sincere. I believe he is. He's just not effective.

Anonymous said...

Still need answers to approving the Suna 50 story monster in western Queens.

He would never ok that in his district.

A Better NYC said...

Lower taxes...
Better education...
An end to overdevelopment...

Sounds too good to be true.

ken said...

Avella is our Fella!
(Sorry for the lame slogan.
Did my best.)

Anonymous said...

There's that BS artist
beating his favorite dead horse again (among other things).

Suna can build high rise
because the ZONING permits it.

You're just JEALOUS that you don't have a Tony Avella representing you,only la famiglia di Vallone, George Delis and infamous CB#1 !

If you don't like it ....MOVE !

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! TONY AVELLA FOR MAYOR!