Thursday, April 10, 2008

Willets Pt businesses sue city for neglect

From the Real Deal:

Willets Point property owners suing city

Property owners and other opponents of the city's $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment are suing the city. The Willets Point Industry and Realty Association and 10 large property owners have retained Michael Gerrard, an environmental lawyer, to pursue the lawsuit. Gerrard represented CableVision in thwarting Bloomberg's attempt to build a stadium at the West Side Rail Yards. They claim in a press release that the city "has planned to rezone and redevelop for many years and has been waging a campaign of intentional neglect to create and perpetuate an eyesore for the eventual justification of the use of Eminent Domain."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bingo. These guys are alert....
something that the rest of us
Queens' residents ought to be!

The city has been waging a campaign of neglect against the Willets Point business owners since the days
of Donald Manes!

Good luck. Sue the bastards!

Anonymous said...

good for them i hope they win they have been treated like the bastard child of the city for way to long the city has no problem taking there tax dollars and never even supplied sanitary sewers they owners ans employess have suffered way to long there

Taxpayer said...

Best news in a long time!

The Commissar and his fellow Stalinists must be put in their place.

No more New York Soviet!

GO, Willets Point Industry and Realty Association and all the rest!

Lucius Valerius said...

That picture looks like a shot of the capital of Sierra Leone or some other "vibrant" third world city!

Welcome to Queens, third millenium!

Connie R said...

Go get 'em! Start with Shulman.

Anonymous said...

They should join forces with western Queens - only there it is not 'neglect' as much as 'hollowing out.'

Anonymous said...

Looks like Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards crap is alive and well in Queens. I wish you luck in fighting this.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards crap is alive and well in Queens. I wish you luck in fighting this.


I call for groups around the city to start to meet with each other and compare notes with the view to start working together.

Obvoiously the established groups, proud in their ability to give awards to politicians and exercise the art of 'compromise' with developers are all but in bed with the current system - or else these problems would not exist!

Anonymous said...

Who are you all kidding? Most residents of Queens want this Willets Point mess cleaned up and to have some good development there.

Anonymous said...

get claire sue her shes the one who caused the eyesore in the 1st place & now shes trying to be a hero. how come shes not in the papers today ? laying low claire?

Anonymous said...

go willets point you show the parkside boys!!! what took yah so long? good luck

Anonymous said...

the mess was caused by claire shulman a queens resident , remember they could come after you next. its not about what looks good & what don't go 10 big guys beat the pants of the city!!!