Thursday, July 20, 2017
Moya to publicly pledge his allegiance to the Queens Machine today
Moya's proposal comes shortly after a decision last month by the New York State Court of Appeals striking down the Willets West phase of the proposed redevelopment. The plan, which would have brought a shopping center and movie theater to the 30-acre site immediately west of Citi Field, was intended to be the first phase in the two-part redevelopment of the Willets Point Site. However, the Court of Appeals struck the plan down on the grounds that the land, which is technically parkland pertaining to the adjacent Flushing-Meadows Park, would first require state lawmakers' approval. Moya has pledged to work with colleagues in the legislature to secure the required parkland alienation provisions if his proposal moves forward.
...the leading City Council candidate will join Make the Road Action, Jackson Heights Green Alliance, Fairness Coalition of Queens, and local community leaders to rally in support of Moya's plan, and urge Mayor Bill de Blasio to join in support. The press conference and rally will coincide with the Mayor's week-long stint in Queens, working out of Queens Borough Hall.
Who: New York State Assemblymember Francisco Moya (D - Corona), Make the Road Action, members of Jackson Heights Green Alliance and the Fairness Coalition of Queens, as well as local community leaders.
What: Rally and press conference in support of Moya's Willets Point proposal
Where: Willets Point, 126th Street and Willets Point Blvd., Corona, N.Y. 11368.
When: Tomorrow, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.
Nice collection of tweeder groups, Francisco! He also wants a soccer stadium in the park.
I'm kind of hoping Hiram shows up...