The Willets Point Industry and Realty Association (WPIRA), a group of the 10 largest business and land owners in Willets Point, Queens will hold a press conference and rally on the steps of New York City Hall on April 9, 2008 at 11 am, demanding that the City provide the area with basic vital infrastructure including streets, gutters, storm sewers, fire hydrants, snow removal, trash removal and sanitary sewers. WPIRA will be joined by members of the New York City Council.
WPIRA says the City of New York has for many years been waging a campaign of malicious and purposeful neglect to create and perpetuate an eyesore by depriving Willets Point of the services that it vitally needs for the eventual justification of the use of Eminent Domain. A MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE BY WPIRA REGARDING THE CITY'S LACK OF SERVICES AND INTENDED USE OF EMINENT DOMAIN.
Here's coverage of yesterday's rally at Shea Stadium.
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