Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Willets Point landowner educates public on the project
Willets Point United's Gerald Antonacci teaches a "master class" concerning the changes to the proposed Willets Point development since 2008, including the free give-aways of tax dollars and properties to developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies, the suspicious delay of the housing component that was previously said to be the linchpin, and the addition of a 1,400,000 square foot "Willets West" mall to be built on mapped parkland. Essential viewing for civic-minded Queens residents.
0:00 -- Introduction
1:24 -- Lay of the Land (Willets Point Property)
2:46 -- What Was Proposed and Approved (The City's Plan)
4:44 -- But After Approvals, Changes and New Taxpayer Costs
9:11 -- Remediation Costs Shifted to Taxpayers
9:39 -- Remediation Claims Exaggerated
12:48 -- Contamination and Citi Field
13:40 -- Housing Delayed Is Housing Denied
17:11 -- Selecting Sterling / Related
20:37 -- What About The Casino?
21:16 -- Twenty Year Quest
23:22 -- Conclusion
Take notes, folks!