The Willets Point Industry and Realty Association (WPIRA) the group of business owners who control more than 53% of the privately held land in Willets Point that the Bloomberg administration wants to seize, yesterday announced plans for a demonstration outside the Mets game on Monday to make the public aware of the City's reckless plan to destroy thousands of jobs for working men and women by stealing their private property to help a politically-connected developer.
As part of the demonstration, trucks will carry banners informing Mets fans of the city's attempt to use eminent domain to take private property and turn it over to a politically-connected developer, destroying jobs in the process. Beginning at 3:30 p.m., about the time the Mets' afternoon game against the Pittsburgh Pirates is finishing, dozens of trucks from Willets Points businesses will begin to circle the stadium.
Monday, August 11, 2008
126th St. & 36th Ave. Willets Point
3:15 p.m. -- Press Conference with Council Member Hiram Monserrate
3:30 p.m. -- Truck Rally
Contact: Patricia Jones, Patricia@PJonesInc.com
UPDATE: Event is being rescheduled due to rain. (You know what those streets get like after a downpour thanks to decades of city neglect!)