WPIRA RESPONDS TO MAYOR BLOOMBERG'S STATEMENT ON QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT HELEN MARSHALL'S APPROVAL OF WILLETS POINT REDEVELOPMENT PLAN
"Mayor Bloomberg is kidding himself if he thinks this reckless land grab is going anywhere other than the same place as his plans for a West Side stadium and the Olympics -- the scrap heap of bad ideas. The Mayor has refused to answer any real questions about this boondoggle, but let him start with just one: How much will the City rely on eminent domain to take our private property? As property owners in Willets Point, we know the Mayor's true plan is to try to force us off our land. But he is too much the politician to admit it. Helen Marshall's betrayal of the people of Queens will not be forgotten, nor will we forget any who join with her to steal our land rather than provide us with the infrastructure improvements we all need. This fight will never end until the City renounces its plans to steal our private property and finally makes the sensible investments to improve Willets Point for the thousands of men and women who work here every day."
Jerry Antonacci, Willets Point Industry & Realty Association Member
President, Crown Container
Hey Jerry - your containers are placed on city streets? Plaster them with protest signs. Let the public know what is really going on.