New York City grocers and bodega owners announce their strong opposition to the City and State’s indefensible and anti-competitive proposal to gift Fresh Direct with $127 million in economic development subsidies.
The WSJ has a fascinating article on the failed promises of the Atlantic Yards project-and Eliot Brown’s take on this is a cautionary tale for all of the grandiose promises still swirling around the Willets Point development
From Willets Point United: When the trial balloon was floated about the possibility of a casino being placed over at Willets Point we pointed out-citing the work of Steve Malanga-all of the drawbacks; and one we highlighted was how gambling attracts, not only those addicted to it, but to those folks who can least afford […]
When the AG concluded that EDC and its ancillary LDC puppet broke the law in engaging in illegal lobbying NYC Comptroller John Liu righteously concluded that there was a, “…’law breaking’ culture at the Economic Development Corporation.” That was over a month ago and we haven’t heard a peep out of the comptroller since.
Willets Point property and business owners are not surprised that Seth Pinsky, president of the city Economic Development Corp., is attempting to do damage control, now that the state attorney general has determined that EDC and Claire Shulman’s local development corporation acted illegally in pursuing the Willets Point development project