Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Willets Point businesses get thrown table scraps

The Willets Point Defense Committee sent a letter to City Councilman Hiram Monserrate (D-East Elmhurst) and other city officials demanding that a $3 million fund set up to help tenant businesses relocate be extended, calling the current plan woefully inadequate for the more than 200 businesses it would need to serve.

In the letter, Willets Point Defense Committee President Arturo Olaya said the existing fund, which would be divided up among the businesses by square footage, seems geared towards allowing store owners to dissolve their businesses and seek other employment rather than relocate.

The group estimated that the average business in Willets Point would receive $15,000, while many of the smaller shops would only receive $9,000 or less. Olaya said the funding would be a drop in the bucket towards addressing the costs involved with relocation, such as new rental sites, storage, moving, customization of new spaces, signage, marketing to attract customers and employee payrolls.


Tenant businesses plead with Monserrate for more relocation funding

Photo by jeremoss on Flickr.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

this hole thing will be overturned

Anonymous said...

Did Olaya really write this letter?

I guess not.

9 grand? I could relocate them for under 3K

Katie said...

I really do wish they'd do something about the neighborhood. I guess it does look crappy, but then at the same time, other ppls businesses are in danger

Anonymous said...

thats it what about the businesses that are there and land owners ? what happens to them and workers familys wow what a mess

Anonymous said...

im going to set up shop get 9,000 cash out and leave

Anonymous said...

Katie said...
I really do wish they'd do something about the neighborhood. I guess it does look crappy, but then at the same time, other ppls businesses

katie your right but the city of ny maid willets point the way it is the people down there paid all there taxes and the city refused to give them service they should all stay. the city never gave these people streets lights sidewalks and now they take there land were do we live you should be able to keep your land and do what you want with it

Get Out said...

Queens Councilmembers who voted YES on Willets Point:

Joseph Addabbo, Jr.
Anthony Como
Leroy Comrie, Jr.
James Gennaro
Eric Gioia
Melinda Katz
John Liu
Hiram Monserrate
Diana Reyna
James Sanders, Jr.
Helen Sears
Peter Vallone, Jr.
David Weprin
Thomas White, Jr. (absent)

Queens councilmembers who are/were clients of the Parkside Group:

Tony Avella (dumped them after 2001)
Leroy Comrie, Jr.
James Gennaro
Eric Gioia
John Liu
Diana Reyna
James Sanders, Jr.
Helen Sears
Peter Vallone, Jr.
David Weprin

and all should be voted the fuck out or there land should be given to the people of willets point

Anonymous said...

ryder 26 ft truck ............ $149
two day laborers to move 1 day.. 250
vistaprint.com stationary....... 125
awing-tent,com 8 foot sign ..... 150
pods.com storgage /month ....... 199
homedepot.com shelves .......... 125
total costs..........$998

Queens Crapper said...

This is the part where Biggie shows what a heartless asshole he is.

Anonymous said...

This is the part where Biggie shows what a heartless asshole he is.

and he still anonymous. go back to the tracker biggie no one wants you on the craper. or at ITT . your so fast to sell out the auto shops in willets point but yet you get your moms car fixed there. well you'll be getting moms car fixed for a long time at willets point because it will be there for ever as soon as mayor jew bag gets out of office

Anonymous said...

you can't handle the truth that auto shops are in money grab mode


Syonora chop shops

Anonymous said...

wilpon will kick in 3 mil and hyram will kick in three and the mexiicans will pack up their roosters and be gonzo

Anonymous said...

auto shops will never go a way so meny land owners will hold this thing up in court thats the truth hyram got his pay day and is not shareing it with the shops he sold them out. 15 years from now nothing will be built . the city will not give any more money these shops no way it will be land owners first then these shops with the money . money mode no way

Anonymous said...

wilpon will kick in 3 mil and hyram will kick in three and the mexiicans will pack up their roosters and be gonzo

gonzo to were collage point tony wont like that

Anonymous said...

auto shops are in money grab mode


biggie you might think so but what happens when the money never shows
land owner and chop shop law suits

Anonymous said...

once the chop shops get a few extra bucks they will be happy to leave... Ask Olaya

The real criminals here are the fuedal slum lords who rape the land and don't care

They are third generation silver spooners and will wind up getting shut out like they should

Absentee fuedal slumlords all live on long island and piss on queens for 50 years

Anonymous said...

put them in Steinway next to the rikers access bridge...

Plenty of empty land in that industrial area ...

Not a big deal

Anonymous said...

hey biggie what happened to develop willets point and your bitch mcshane? go back there no need for your evil here

Anonymous said...

is that the best you can do??

Mcshane is travelling in Europe while you are selling tacos to Olaya out of your food truck

So who is the bitch??

2 pac said...

Olaya was busted last night
someone high up in nypd saw him on ny1 vandalizing hiram's campaign bus and decided a crime was committed, he was released and issued a bench ticket. hiram called kelly to complain.



I wouldn't be surprised if this order came from city hall to suppress and intimidate arturo's group.

hiram useing his power to fuck up the chop shops ,hear come the law suits to stop willets point