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CB 7 must explain Willets decision

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We have been following the Willets Point-Flushing takeover by the city to build hotels, a shopping center and housing projects.

Community Board 7 is going along with the city but not with the community, as in its name. In the last issue, your paper told how CB 7 is checking the ground for oil, gas and grease.

Why? We working families do not want to foot the $60 million budget for more Flushing hotels and big-chain stores. We have liked what was there for about 75 years for low-price car repairs. It is a blessing for car parts for us home mechanics.

Did CB 7 ask if we were for or against it? Nobody surveyed us who we heard about. We bet more people do not want more hotels and big stores, and to say it is for the New York Mets games is unreal when there are maybe only 70 games and the fans go straight home afterward, not to shop or to a hotel or restaurants.

Maybe CB 7 should put the question of this big spending fiasco on the November ballot so it does what we working people want, not create more congestion and big-chain stores and hotels for who know who.

There is no gain for us. CB 7 better ask before spending more tax money around here.

Vinny and Roseann Musso

Bay Terrace

Posted 12:00 am, May 26, 2014
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Chicklet from Bayside says:
Politicians want to reward campaign donors and supporters all the time, in this case they have to make sure the Mets owners (who lost a lot of money to Bernie Madoff) become rich again.

So, they officially turn NY City parkland around the stadium into Mets property to build another giant mall, and they'll displace the businesses that the people have actively patronized for decades.

The politicians are not on the people's side here, their extreme actions will enrich their friends and destroy jobs for hundreds. Why not fix the streets of Willets Point and tout an Auto Parts Supercenter? Bah!
May 26, 2014, 8:15 am
joe a from queens says:
CB7 is getting paid some how , maybe not money but they are , the 2 heads of CB7 are a joke , kellty and the other clown , the people of queens should vote them out , what good are they ?
May 26, 2014, 8:28 pm
seymour rosenthall from clearview gardens says:
Of course CB7 heads are getting something out of the
Willets Point deal, as they got from the Fort Totten gift to the FDNY, and as the Bay Terrace Mall permits to oversize.
They even disregard Term Limits and the ringleaders have been in control 20 years!!!!!!Ha. want proof---look at Main Street Flushing-every inch filled with hotels and 20 story
million dollar apartments instead of public housing for the lower-middle class and veterans. The homeless veterans
should living at abandoned Fort Totten, not a fireman school and fireboat storage center. How does an "Army Base"
not be used for our Veterans? and become a giant
Fireman resort with a pool and recreation center??
duh--something is rotten in denmark and
d-e-n-m-a-r-k has SEVEN (7) letters--a clue???

Sy & Sheila
June 9, 2014, 11:18 pm

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