Talk about a pit bull in lipstick!
Borough President Helen Marshall, former Borough President Claire Shulman and Deputy Mayor Robert Lieber announced an effort keep businesses in Queens this morning, framing the discussion around the proposed redevelopment of Willets Point.
The trio joined the Queens Chamber of Commerce in a cheerleading session for Keep it in Queens, a new Web site and database launched today that is geared toward helping Queens-based businesses access suppliers, distributors and service providers located in the borough.
If anyone had any doubt that the concept was formed with the proposed development of Willets Point in mind, Shulman cleared it up quickly.
“All of you who are here today are interested in the future of Willets Point,” she said. “Keep it in Queens will be a vital tool to ensure that the small businesses of the borough benefit from this project.”
Marshall, Shulman rally to keep businesses in Queens
Okay, I looked at "Keep it in Queens." I don't see how this will help WP businesses.
Apparently, Jamaica is being choosy about which businesses it will take and the City is sending out strongly worded letters in favor of its plan to council members.
Meanwhile, LaGuardia was supposed to send help to WP this past week, but didn't, according to a commenter on Iron Triangle Tracker.
P.S. What happened at McShane's pro-development rally on Sunday before the last game? Anyone show up?