Saturday, February 28, 2009

Mall heavyweights to manage Atlas Park

From the Times Ledger:

The new company managing the Shops at Atlas Park will be the College Point−based Mattone Group, sources close to the arrangement said Tuesday, which brought a positive response from elected officials and community leaders.

“I look forward to working with the Mattone Group over the coming weeks to improve the Shops at Atlas Park,” City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D−Middle Village) said. “I trust that they will attract and retain quality businesses that will help serve as a positive economic engine for our community’s small businesses and local residents.”

Kathy Masi, president of the Glendale Civic Association, that was often at odds with the Hemmerdingers over the high−end mall, also hailed the decision.

“I am pleased that they are a Queens−based operation and hopefully have an understanding of what it takes to do successful retail business in our area,” she said. “I look forward to working with them.”

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that Times Ledger "reporter" hag Dee Richards will have even more photos for her page. Is there a week that goes by where she (I'm sorry, I should use the term "they" since she likes to give the impression that she goes to all these places with an entourage) doesn't have a load of photos showing the Mattones at their birthday and anniversary parties? She's gotta be on their payroll.

georgetheatheist said...

"Douching with Dee" Richards. She thinks she's a "playuh". Notice how she's in the pictures herself. She presets the camera, hands it to a waiter, then hops into the assembled group. Say cheese. Hey Dee, you're a nobody. A NOBODY.

Anonymous said...

What office is our council women going to meet in?

Anonymous said...

Mattones like the Pissstillis and other developer families, are the ones that actually run the boro and pull the strings with the pols and papers.

Check out all the cultural institutions boards, the musuem the library, QCA, LICCA.

Anonymous said...

Joe Mattone is the ultimate greedy pig. He'll do ANYTHING and fuck any community to make a buck. This person Kathy Masi should keep her mouth shut before praising this decision.

Michelle said...

Its simple, we need a mix of shops. The high end are fine as long as there is mid and lower end too. I don't want a tons of .99 stores with a bunch of junk.

Anonymous said...

I should hope that they meet with ''THE PEOPLE''who have suffered with this shopping center. Have an open forum and invite the neighbors! Tell us what your plans are for Atlas.(Oh, and please don't lie to us!!!)

Anonymous said...

LOOK AT THOSE TWO GAVONES! "Heavyweights" is right.

Anonymous said...

Phony Tony Como looked great on channel 5. Great interveiw, Phony Tony.

Anonymous said...

Are these no-necks related to that fat councilman with the ugly house that got voted out?

Anonymous said...

good point. Both look like phony tony como.

Anonymous said...

the mattones are gluttonous bloodsuckers, take a look at them, they ARE what they eat and pillage. if you think they'll be good because they are from queens boy are you in for a surprise!

Anonymous said...

Queens should be thankful Joe Mattone is investing in a mall that was built "out of place" in Middle Village. Unfortunately, it doesn't work in the neighborhood. But how is that white trash wife of his--she is looking fatter then ever and now looks older than him. Funny that a person that doesn't even know what a book is gets named to head the board of Queens libraries. There is a NYSC at Atlas--get on the treadmill you jealous, miserable old gold digger.

Maspethian said...

I went to the Amish Market to get some pre-snow groceries, and lo and behold - there is no meat/fish market. I dont mean they were out of meat - the department doesnt exist!!! Last time I go there.

Anonymous said...

Remember,
It was "daddy" Joe Mattone that wanted to carve up Fort Totten to add to his real estate empire!

And Claire Shulman supported him
on this in return of his financial support for her re-election!

Get these kind of greedy low class goobahs the hell out of our hair.

They're breeding like lice!

Anonymous said...

When Dee arrives on the scene
everyone starts snickering.

This shrimp, overloaded with
her photo equipment, looks like some para-military goof-ball...A borough hall contra rebel with a fat ass!

Anonymous said...

Joe Mattone is truly the ultimate greedy pig. He considers himself/family and cohorts to be above the law, remember when he built the illegal pier on his property on the LI sound. I agree he will do ANYTHING and to make a buck and gives a hoot who he screws or what community he destroys in the process. Be careful a Mattone management could be a dangerous proposiion.

Anonymous said...

wtf is a kathy masi anyway?

Anonymous said...

Anything is better than Deamon the Weasel, and his corrupt family and their "connections" to the politicians.