From Bayside Patch:
A Douglaston civic organization is calling on the city to purchase five parcels of Udalls Cove to protect it from possibly being developed.
The Udalls Cove Preservation Committee sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier this week, calling on him to allocate funding for the acquisition of five parcels of the cove.
Walter Mugdan, the group’s president said he recently discovered that the parcels’ owner intended to sell the land.
Mugdan said the last time such a threat arose in 2002. Two years later, the mayor agreed to allocate funding to acquire a section of Udalls Cove for preservation purposes and to prevent 18 homes from being constructed at the site.
Bloomberg actually bought land to prevent development somewhere? Why is Douglaston so different from the rest of the city?