"You cannot have a situation where one building owner sits there and sticks it to the whole city." - Mayor Michael Bloomberg in reference to the use of eminent domain at Willets Point, April 2008.
Okay, how about more than one building owner?
Attorneys and organizers from the Institute of Justice met with dozens of property owners from Willets Point in Flushing last week in hopes of hashing out a plan to halt the project or the potential use of eminent domain, which would transform the 60-acre area into a sprawling commercial and residential neighborhood.
The collection of property owners formed a new group, Willets Point United Against Eminent Domain, which hope to lobby Gov. David Paterson next month to block the project.
Willets Point property owners regroup