ADVISORY: AVELLA AND ASTORIA RESIDENTS TO RALLY AGAINST DEVELOPER OF MEDICAL OFFICE WHO IS THREATENING TO SUE RESIDENTS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR PROPERTIES
Today at 10:30 AM, Senator Tony Avella will be joined by Astoria residents at a rally protesting the developers of a proposed Medical Ambulatory Care center being built at 23-25 31st Street who are threatening to sue the residents in order to gain access to their properties to complete the construction. This is despite the fact that the developer has already encroached on and caused damage to adjacent private property.
Avella held a rally this past May regarding the obnoxious and blatant violations of the zoning and building codes by this developer at this construction site. At the time of the initial rally, the construction was causing severe damage to the abutting homes, causing them to shift from their foundation. Residents had also obtained reports from professional structural engineers confirming that the homes located at 23-26/28 32nd Street are no longer salvageable and have to be torn down due to all the damage incurred by the construction. The homes located at 23-24/22/20/18 were also severely damaged and repairs would be extremely costly.
Now, the developer has sent letters to the residents indicating that they will be taken to court unless they are given access to their properties in order to allow the developer to finish the work.
WHO: Senator Avella, neighboring residents
WHERE: In front of developer’s office at 23-18 31st Street in Astoria
WHEN: THURSDAY, September 26, 2013 at 10:30 AM
Anyone notice who's missing? (Vallone, Gianaris, Simotas...)