Tuesday, April 6, 2010
CB7 bends over & grabs their ankles for Bloomberg, TDC
QUEENS CRAP ROVING REPORTER-- DATELINE APRIL 5, 2010
CB7 SURPRISES NO ONE, BOWS TO BLOOMBERG’S WILL ON FLUSHING COMMONS
Once a doormat, always a doormat. This isn’t the first time that the mayor has wiped his feet on a local community board. They should be used to it by now. But that doesn’t mean they have to lay down for his convenience.
Last night CB 7 met to vote on the controversial Flushing Commons Muni Parking Lot 1 mega-project. This report will be brief; for spring has arrived, and we all have better things to do with our time.
After approximately three hours of blah-blah-blah, yadda-yadda, CB 7-- as expected-- voted overwhelmingly (with only 1 or 2 against) to approve it, with “stipulations,” as if Bloomberg & Co. really give a damn about CB 7’s stips. CB 7 didn’t have the spine to oppose even one of the multiple variances required.
The mayor has already issued a statement touting the approval of the board, along with all the other local Tweeds. Thanks for lying down while EDC and TDC steamroll over the community with a nightmarish project that will create havoc in downtown Flushing forever.
Round 1 is now over. The next step to civic destruction is taking the show on the road to the borough board, where it will undoubtedly be rubber-stamped once again. The public can attend, so watch here for date and time. Gotta keep the heat on. It ain’t over ‘til it’s over-- with final approval by the City Council.
Of course there's also a good chance of a lawsuit.
(I particularly enjoyed the "Korean construction workers" who suddenly materialized holding professionally printed signs saying they were hungry and needed jobs. As if we're too stupid to understand who was really behind them.)