There will be a press conference by the Willets Point Defense Committee; the committee is made up of small businesses and workers from the Willets Point area. There will also be other community leaders and elected officials in attendance.
On November 13th, after a year of living under the threat of being evicted and losing our jobs, the NYC Council will vote on the development project at Willets Point. During this time the Mayor and EDC have systematically denied over 1700 victims a chance to be properly relocated.
There will be an investment of over a billion dollars of city funds in this redevelopment project which will benefit the big developers directly and not the victims who are being cruelly evicted.
Date: Monday, November 10th, 2008
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: 126th Street and 37th Avenue in Willets Point
(front of the new Shea Stadium)
And in other WP news, 2 more deals were struck (but no one seems to know with whom), and a tester hired by the city all of a sudden now has environmental data from private property which shows "widespread contamination" - a nice tactic used to devalue remaining land and "prove blight".