Willets Point Land and Business Owners Protest Prior to City Planning Commission Hearings on Willets Point
The Willets Point Industry and Realty Association (WPIRA) the group of land and business owners who control more than 53% of the privately held land in Willets Point that the Bloomberg administration wants to seize through eminent domain – will hold a rally and press conference prior to the City Planning Commission hearings on Willets Point on August 13th, 2008. Council Member Hiram Monserrate and other elected officials will speak at the press conference.
Michael B. Gerrard, Esq., partner and head of Arnold & Porter's New York City office and Environmental Law Practice group is one of several experts set to challenge the City's Environmental Impact Study findings. Additionally, Willets Point land and business owners will testify against the City's controversial redevelopment plan.
Don Corace, Author of Government Pirates: The Assault on Private Property Rights--and How We Can Fight It, will speak at the press conference.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tishman Auditorium, NYU Law School, 40 Washington Square South
10 a.m. – 150 Willets Point workers demonstrate outside 40 Washington Square South
10:30 a.m. -- Press Conference
Noon – Approximate time of Willets Point public hearings
Media Contact: Patricia Jones