Monday, June 25, 2012

Even allies think the EDC is full of crap

From the Queens Chronicle:

Although plans for Willets Point, also known as the Iron Triangle, were leaked last month, Bloomberg outlined a timeline at the Laguardia Marriott Hotel in East Elmhurst for development initially along 126th Street and eventually in the Citi Field parking lot. The first phase of the Willets Point development is expected to take up to 15 years.

Following completion, the developers will erect “Willets West” on the existing Citi Field parking lot and turn it into a million- square-foot retail and entertainment center with more than 200 stores, movie theaters, restaurants, a parking structure and surface spaces for 2,500 cars.

This is the part of the project that has some in the community scratching their heads. Gene Kelty, chairman of Community Board 7, who attended the breakfast, said he isn’t sure of the plan’s legality. Citi Field and its parking lot sit on public parkland, and Kelty doesn’t think putting up a commercial shopping center is the proper usage.

Jack Friedman, executive director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, who organized the breakfast at the mayor’s urging, thinks such a use of the parking lot could be alienation of parkland.

But Seth Pinsky, president of the city’s Economic Development Corp., said following the mayor’s speech that a 1961 agreement with the Mets allows for development.

Really? Well then why hasn't it already been done? They waited this whole time to build a mall on the parking lot when they got approval for it more than 50 years ago? As usual, what's coming out of city officials' mouths smells like crap.


Alan said...

This is an interesting "development" but it appears that Bloomberg is following "the script". For those who have been kept in the dark, the mayor is just going along with the UN's Agenda 21!

"Redevelopment gives a municipality the right to take under eminent domain for a minimum of 12 years. The municipality can extend merely by voting itself an extension at the end of 12 years; saying that there is ‘still blight.’ Uncertainty regarding potential long term use is damaging to a property owner, creates financial stress, and discourages investment. This condition results in an exacerbation of or a creation of blight. Therefore a condition that should be alleviated by Redevelopment is instead used to create blight and this becomes a self-perpetuating cycle. A deteriorating area is ripe for UN Agenda 21 because it can be demolished with less cost to the municipality, and re-designed as SmartGrowth."

Tonight at 10 p.m. on WBAI (99.5 fm) host Geoff Brady will speak with Rosa Koire who has been investigating the UN's policies relating to the use of eminent domain. They will be discussing her book "Behind the Green Mask".

"Rosa Koire, ASA, is the executive director of the Post Sustainability Institute. She is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation. Her nearly 30 years of experience analyzing land use and property value enabled her to recognize the planning revolution sweeping the country. While fighting to stop a huge redevelopment project in her city she researched the corporate, political, and financial interests behind it and found UN Agenda 21. Impacting every aspect of our lives, UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is a corporate manipulation using the Green Mask of environmental concern to forward a globalist plan. Rosa speaks across the nation and is a regular blogger on her website Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 dot com. "

Just remember this:

It's not a conspiracy theory if it's TRUE!!!

Anonymous said...

This must also be a part of Bloomturd's agenda:

Can you say traffic boondoggle? Hundreds of millions of dollars that we just don't have for schools etc.? When will someone finally put an end to this type of bleeding?

Anonymous said...

This is rather egregious. The city promised a K-8 school, but haven't mentioned anything in a while. North Queens needs 10,000 seats K-12 yesterday. Its going to need even more as schools slowly improve and young parents have less reason to flee to the suburbs for quality education. The location, with good road and transit access is one of the last places in Queens the city can build large schools upon.

Anonymous said...

When the city announced its Willets Point "Phase One" plan during 2011, the school was not to be a part of that plan. No school will be built until at least 2025 (after the first phase), or more probably, ever.

Anonymous said...

Of course this area is blighted. We (the city) planned it that way.

Anonymous said...

Of course this area is blighted. We (the city) planned it that way.
Here's some evidence. It's a long read but worth it!

Anonymous said...

WOW! Pages 43-44 are eye openers! Check it out.

Anonymous said...

WOW! Pages 43-44 are eye openers! Check it out.

Damn! How much would it cost to raise the Willets Point property 6 feet? The whole Bloomtard plan stinks as much as the Flushing River. Or worse---Toby Stavisky!