Wednesday, June 25, 2008

That's the way to do it!

Springfield Gardens residents are turning up the heat on the owner of an under-construction motel they believe will become a haven for drugs, prostitution and gangs.

Dozens of protesters car pooled from the motel site Monday evening to the Great Neck, L.I., home of Saleish Gandhi, who according to city Buildings Department records, owns the property on Springfield Blvd. and North Conduit Ave.


Springfield Gardens residents rally outside sex motel owner's home

City Councilman James Sanders Jr. (D-Laurelton), who has been spearheading local protests, noted that Gandhi has a history of operating "hot-sheet motels" that offer hourly rates.

"We're slowing the construction down," Sanders' aide Donovan Richards said of the rallies. "A lot of [Gandhi's] neighbors came out to support us."

For the past month as many as 50 protesters have gathered three-times a week at the motel site.

On Monday protesters, chanting slogans, marched in front of Gandhi's home overlooking Little Neck Bay and the Throgs Neck Bridge. They also left flyers on the property and on a car parked in the driveway.


Ah, shady Queens developers. They all live in Great Neck, don't they?

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I give these peole a lot of credit. This is exactly what we should start doing. Bring these builders some misery....right on their doorstep.

Anonymous said...

"Ah, shady Queens developers. They all live in Great Neck, don't they?"

The shady developer on my block lives in Great Neck too.

Why is that? How can human scum be concentrated in one particular area?

Anonymous said...

Calling the Citizens Emergency Committee to Preserve Preservation
(CECPP) and the rest of you alphabet soup emasculated groups like the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) etc.

Take your cue from these savvy protesters....

and TAKE YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S EAST SIDE TOWN HOUSE.

KICK HIS LITTLE ASS RIGHT THERE
AT HIS OWN FRONT DOOR
NOT AT CITY HALL WHERE ALL THE INEFFECTUAL BOOBS GO TO SOUND OFF!

Those kind of rallies have become
nothing less than scheduled events on social calenders....a total waste of time and resources.

Anonymous said...

Way to go! Looks like this group of folks who care about their neighborhood came up with a great novel tactic that should bring this developer big time heat - if not embaressment to himself.

This tactic obviously works but only with the determination demonstrated by the individuals who sacrifice their time, travel to do so. Bravo - may you become a greater force joined by other groups to support your efforts. This truly is the way to make a difference in our neighborhoods across Queens.

not surprised said...

This is totally what's been going on.

Greedy builders raping Queens and using their profits to buy in upscale neighborhoods in Nassau.

Typical.

Anonymous said...

Greedy builders raping Queens and using their profits to buy in upscale neighborhoods in Nassau.


Activists commonly report that developers tell them snidely that what they do to Queens would never be permitted in their own community.

CJ said...

Enough is enough! This is your neighborhood, go for it.

Anonymous said...

What, their elected representatives are present (and not hiding from the rape of developers - as they do in western Queens?)

What, the developer an object of scorn (and not shown with the local city councilman at a barbeque smiling - as they do in western Queens?)

What, the newspapers are covering this (and not giving fair and balanced reporting a la Fox News showing the developer's perspective - as the do in western Queens?)

What, the community board not voting for this (as they do in western Queens)

Thank you Crappie.

If I read my paper this would not the version published in my part of the borough. But I could read plenty of real estate ads and stories about all that civic improvements (read MY taxes) directed at areas of rapid development.

Anonymous said...

Maybe all of you Queens "preservationists" should band together and raise some money to buy a house next door to one of these Great Neck "developers", tear it down
and build one of the ugliest
Mc Mansions imaginable so he can wake up puking every morning!

Wouldn't that be
a great kick in his ass!

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of tiresome Bayside biddies going apeshit over bullshit, the preservation movement in Queens should be led by southeast Queens.

I like their spirit!

Anonymous said...

Maybe instead of tiresome Bayside biddies going apeshit over bullshit, the preservation movement in Queens should be led by southeast Queens.

I like their spirit!

disgusted said...

I think people need to start getting a little bit angrier about what's been happening. We've all just bent over and taken it. Why are we doing this? Why are more people not pissed off?
In this city of 8 million people, the only people concerned are the elderly people and the people where overdevelopment has affected them financially in some way.
Again where are the politicians and civics screaming about all this sh**?
Tony Avella is the only one upset about overdevelopment? Come on! Let's organized. You got to fight fire with fire. What has the QCC done besides plan a few rallies for a dozen elderly people? Give me a break. And most of these civics are only interested in writing fancy letters to the city to downzone than get their hands dirty.
We need to take the city back before it becomes Bloomberg City.

Anonymous said...

SANDERS IS QUEENS CRAP

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit?

Anonymous said...

Maybe all of you Queens "preservationists" should band together and raise some money to buy a house next door to one of these Great Neck "developers", tear it down
and build one of the ugliest
Mc Mansions imaginable so he can wake up puking every morning!

Wouldn't that be
a great kick in his ass!



Will not work. These people have no class and would probibally like it.

Now Section 8 housing or something full of tweeded, THATS the ticket.

They would go nuts living next to the same people they pack in their Queens properties.

Anonymous said...

What has Bloomberg backed or fought for in Albany re housing laws? NOTHING!!

But he said he will miss his good friend Bruno.

And his friends that he appointed to the Rent Guidelines Board did their best to knock off more senior citizens who are not dying off fast enough for his greedy friends.

Dennis said...

This motel would provide a valuable service to the community, and I would support it (if I hadn't forced myself on a grandmother and gotten thrown out on my ass)

Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago we picketed Bloombergs town house and his reaction was to have the police take pictures of us. They used alot of film as we were a very large group.

When I was in Hungary and Romania in the Seventies the soldiers begged me to take their pictures.

Lot less scary there than it here now.

Anonymous said...

They probably used digital cameras
costing us taxpayers a whole lot less than the prohibitive cost of film.

And I wouldn't mind being recorder for posterity in the NYPD archives.

It would be an honor!

Anonymous said...

I felt the same way, that's why I gave them a cheese-cake pose. Didn't moon them, did it with class.