For seven years, Councilman Tony Avella (D-Bayside) requested a meeting with the city Economic Development Corp. president to discuss traffic congestion caused by the College Point Corporate Park.
And for seven years, the agency refused.
But the agency came calling last week - yet all its president, Seth Pinsky, wanted to talk about was whether Avella would support Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plan to develop Willets Point.
With the City Council set to take a make-or-break vote on the project in November, some members of Queens' Council delegation say the administration is starting a full-court press for support.
Queens pols see Mayor Bloomberg pressing for support on Willets Point
A staffer for another Queens Council member said the agency has been calling every two weeks asking for sit-downs - even though two meetings have already taken place.
"They are really lobbying pretty hard," the staffer said, noting that meetings are now being offered with top administration officials. "They are essentially bringing out the big guns."