Amazingly, Claire Shulman stands at City Hall and says “Willets Point is blighted.” Ask her why she ignored a 1991 study that she commissioned, which concluded: “the best way to revitalize the area, would be to furnish the infrastructure and environmental remediation it deserves ... and that the area would re-invent itself.”
She ignored that report and will not discuss it, although she may have to in the future, quite possibly in court. She and Community Board 7’s inaction for 20 years has caused Willets Point to remain unsightly. And now, with her new found ally in Mayor Michael Bloomberg, she ignores her injustice and views herself as a savior of Queens. It is comical and demonstrates the gargantuan egos these people have.