Thursday, the plan to redevelop Willets Point comes up for vote in the largely corrupt and inept City Council. Land owners there who aren’t getting a fair shake from the EDC will face eminent domain should they lose. If Bloomberg gets his way, we’ll see yet another Flushing Airport. over 5 years after Bloomberg announced development of that site - nothing has happened. They haven’t even built an access road and only now got around to taking down the abandoned buildings in the property. It’ll be another 5-25 years before anything ever gets built there.
Willets Point: Flushing Airport here I come!
C’mon Mr. Mayor. Get Real. Willets Point will be bulldozed and sit vacant until long after you’re dead at this rate, and the Queens economy will suffer significantly as jobs are thrown away in high hopes of some mega development deal that won’t bare fruit for years to come. We need those jobs NOW, not some presumption that this deal might maybe someday create jobs far down the road.