Merchants leaving Union Street because Flushing Commons will be bad for business is just the tip of the iceberg (“Merchants leaving Union Street,” Flushing Times, Feb. 23-29).
The Willets Point proposal with luxury high rises, upscale shopping and a convention center, together with traffic nightmares on the Van Wyck Expressway, Grand Central Parkway and Northern Boulevard, will spell the end of all small businesses in the downtown Flushing area, as well as an extremely congested residential area beyond the congestion that currently exists.
The fault for this abomination rests with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and the myopic City Council members whose primary constituents are the real estate moguls and not the poor, middle class and small business owners.
Hopefully, term limits may breathe fresh air into our governing process.
Benjamin M. Haber
©2012 Community News Group
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