It was only three short months ago that these words appeared in a letter sent to Amanda Burden:
"We write to share with you our absolute opposition to the current Willets Point Plan...this is a product of a flawed process that has continously ignored the requests of the community in pursuit of a top-down planning process that sets a dangerous precedent for large-scale development projects citywide...the community has unified around an agenda calling for a plan that takes eminent domain off the table in all acquisition negotiations...Before this project proceeds to a doomed fate in the council, we strongly urge the administration to come to the table and work with us to address and resolve the issues of the Willets Point Community."
Hiram Monserrate, Tony Avella, Thomas White, James Sanders, Jr., Maria del Carmen Arroyo, Annabel Palma, Letitia James, Sara Gonzalez, Darlene Mealy, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent Gentile, Diana Reyna, Albert Vann, Charles Barron, James Gennaro, David Weprin, Rosie Mendez, Miguel Martinez, Gale Brewer, Eric Gioia, Robert Jackson, Melissa Mark-Viverito, Joe Addabbo, Bill deBlasio, Larry Seabrook, Eric Martin Dilan, Kendall Stewart, Helen Foster, Inez Dickens, David Yassky
I'll be doing a "profile in tweeding" in the near future for each council member who flips today.
Photo of Doorman from NY Post