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Old 04-29-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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Under our economic system this is just the way things turn out. While a few may be negatively effected by this development, many more will benefit. I wish the best to those families that will suffer a loss. Still, you can not halt progress.
Eminent domain was created for things like highways and other necessities. This is not a necessity. This is a billionaire mayor pushing people who own property out of their businesses so he and his real estate buddies can inevitably up their net worth; as he has done substantially since taking office. Even one family losing a business that they own where they want to be, is not justified for that.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:04 PM
 
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That neighboorhood is industrial for a reason. It stinks litterally. Since the 19th century industry has dumped polution in the adjacent Flushing creek. F. scott Fitzgerald mentioned the great piles of ash dumped in the flushing creek which made the stench unbearable;
this was 90 years ago in the great gatsby. It still stinks today and the local swamps are infested by huge water rats. By the time the new residents -likely clueless immigrants and wide eyed transplants- realize they moved into a rat infested stinkhole Bloomburg and the local Oligarchy will have already made their millions on the deal.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:48 AM
 
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That neighboorhood is industrial for a reason. It stinks litterally. Since the 19th century industry has dumped polution in the adjacent Flushing creek. F. scott Fitzgerald mentioned the great piles of ash dumped in the flushing creek which made the stench unbearable;
this was 90 years ago in the great gatsby. It still stinks today and the local swamps are infested by huge water rats. By the time the new residents -likely clueless immigrants and wide eyed transplants- realize they moved into a rat infested stinkhole Bloomburg and the local Oligarchy will have already made their millions on the deal.
Now you wonder why wide eyed Transplants always call 311.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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So lets keep it a dump shall we?

I am all for the redevelopment of a severely blighted section of the city. The new businesses will create plenty of jobs, the new residences more places to live, the improved infrastructure should increase baseball tourism the area as well. It may even fire up a competition against the Bronx (Yankee Stadium corridor).

This is one of the those cases where the city had to step in. For the better of us all. Even you will benefit as a New Yorker from the increased tax base and amenities if you choose to visit the area.
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:59 AM
 
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So lets keep it a dump shall we?

I am all for the redevelopment of a severely blighted section of the city. The new businesses will create plenty of jobs, the new residences more places to live, the improved infrastructure should increase baseball tourism the area as well. It may even fire up a competition against the Bronx (Yankee Stadium corridor).

This is one of the those cases where the city had to step in. For the better of us all. Even you will benefit as a New Yorker from the increased tax base and amenities if you choose to visit the area.
While Bloomberg and Pal George Soros laugh all the way to the bank!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:59 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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So lets keep it a dump shall we?

I am all for the redevelopment of a severely blighted section of the city. The new businesses will create plenty of jobs, the new residences more places to live, the improved infrastructure should increase baseball tourism the area as well. It may even fire up a competition against the Bronx (Yankee Stadium corridor).

This is one of the those cases where the city had to step in. For the better of us all. Even you will benefit as a New Yorker from the increased tax base and amenities if you choose to visit the area.
If it has culture and a small importance to the region don't touch it , we are slowly erasing the culture of this region...
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:48 AM
 
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So lets keep it a dump shall we?

I am all for the redevelopment of a severely blighted section of the city. The new businesses will create plenty of jobs, the new residences more places to live, the improved infrastructure should increase baseball tourism the area as well. It may even fire up a competition against the Bronx (Yankee Stadium corridor).

This is one of the those cases where the city had to step in. For the better of us all. Even you will benefit as a New Yorker from the increased tax base and amenities if you choose to visit the area.
Spoken like a true millennial!
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:08 AM
 
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If it has culture and a small importance to the region don't touch it , we are slowly erasing the culture of this region...
Culture? It's a dump, literally.

The need for housing is much greater then subsidizing a collection of run down auto shops. People ***** and moan about rents in this city but forget a lot of times they are responsible for the lack of housing units that could be.

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Spoken like a true millennial!
Thank you.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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If the city wants to step in, it should do so by improving that area (sewer system and paved roads), and give the business owners grants so they can make their businesses look more presentable instead of having run down looking shacks for car shops.

I've been going there for the past 10yrs. Its pretty much the only place in the city where you can get affordable work done for your car. I personally know a man who supports an entire family off of one little muffler shop that he has owned for 15yrs there. Its a damn shame what's happening.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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If the city wants to step in, it should do so by improving that area (sewer system and paved roads), and give the business owners grants so they can make their businesses look more presentable instead of having run down looking shacks for car shops.

I've been going there for the past 10yrs. Its pretty much the only place in the city where you can get affordable work done for your car. I personally know a man who supports an entire family off of one little muffler shop that he has owned for 15yrs there. Its a damn shame what's happening.
Well what about all the people that could soon own or rent a home there?

Or the new businesses that will move in?

Or the more favorable light the redeveloped area will have on the city? Visitors to Citi Field.

The runoff popularity into Corona/East Elmhurst and Flushing? I foresee even more development.

That area should have never been as poorly developed the way it was. Now the city along with private investors have the opportunity to fix it. Now if they could only do away with some of those surface lots around the stadium, in time.

This is New York City, not a third world parking lot.
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