From the latest edition of the Queens Chronicle:
Article about term limits: 1009 words
Advertisement of latest mega-development project disguised as an article: 1496 words
Choice excerpt #1: In just one example, trees on the site that had to be felled were turned into mulch that Muss intends to reuse in the park. That regeneration, he said, creates a good “chi” — the circulating life force or energy flow that lies at the root of much traditional Chinese belief.
Oh man, I bet he said this with a straight face! I think this guy has a future on the City Council.
Choice excerpt #2: Muss added: “We believe strongly that having this much square footage, not to mention density — we’re putting a lot on a little piece of land — is that much better for the environment.”
And the added strain on schools, sewer and electrical systems will be just what is needed in Flushing, an area the developer called "so built out" in this very article. A big thank you from the rest of Queens is in order.
Choice excerpt #3: "On a clear day from here you can see New Jersey."
But every day, you can smell Flushing Creek!
Choice excerpt #4: The firm did not need any variances or changes of zone to build its 3.3-million-square-foot project on the 14-acre site, which it has owned since 1983. It just held the land and waited for it to be rezoned from industrial to residential and commercial.
This is exactly the kind of encouraged behavior that is causing problems for hometown manufacturers like Brooklyn Brewery. Thank you Mayor Bloomberg. Four more years!