Real Estate

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Disapproval vote has more weight in Willets Pt. plan

Please consider this letter as a supplement to my remarks before you on June 6 concerning the Willets Point application. I am placing on the record what I believe is a misconception about what is relevant in your decision process. You appear to believe the 22-18 Community Board 7 vote is relevant, but not the negative CB 3 vote of 30-1 with one abstention. Comment.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Give Queens a Place at the Table

Queens and the other outerboroughs are being pushed to the back of the room again as another Manhattan-centric group sets the agenda. This time it’s the city Rent Guidelines Board, which recently proposed steep rent hikes for stabilized apartments around the city. Comment.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Willets Point

City selective in reopening Willets Point businesses

The city paid to repair several Willets Point businesses shut down by its own inspectors last month, but has not taken any action to renovate equally unsafe structures on land it owns elsewhere in the Iron Triangle. Comment.
Willets Point

Marshall mulls Willets plan as litigation looms in offing

Borough President Helen Marshall heard testimony about a special permit for the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment project last week, but a judge may ultimately decide whether the ambitious plan can move forward. Comments (1).

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