Willets Point

Willets Point: Related’s Charm Offensive Simply a Con

Continuing the charm offensive that was begun by EDC’s Seth Pinsky-all to counteract the incredible effort mounted by WPU against the Willets Point development-the lawyers and principals of Related met with the good folks down at the Times Ledger in order to explain why Willets West a necessary first step in the overall development of the area

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Willets Point United – Minority Business Set Asides are a Poor Policy Choice

Willets Point

The NY Times is reporting that Speaker Quinn is looking to expand contract set asides for minority businesses

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Willets Point Hits the Wal

Walmart

As if the development at Willets Point didn’t have enough problems now we find out that Wal-Mart is trawling for a site in the development area. As the NY Daily News reports…

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Willets Point: Turn Back the Clock!

Willets Point United

On the heels of the city acknowledging illegal lobbying for the Willets Point redevelopment, a lawyer for opponents last week requested that it withdraw the project’s 2008 approvals, calling them “the fruit of a tainted process.” Said Michael Gerrard, the lawyer for Willets Point United: “Citizens deserve fresh decisions without that poisonous taint.” The city has no plans to answer until his argument is made in court, which is likely. “The reasoning behind the request that the city void the approvals … is wrong,” said Christopher Reo, senior counsel for the Law Department’s environmental unit

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Willets Point: The Economic Deception Corporation

Willets Point United

We have touched on the slight of hand that is going on with the reorganization of NYC EDC-but this entire scam cries out for elected officials to weigh in and expose the phoniness and waste of money that this entails.Put very simply, there is absolutely no need for EDC to reorganize so that it can engage in direct lobbying.

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