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Old 04-29-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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A/N Blog . Willets Point to Rise from Ashes

A/N Blog . Willets Wonderings

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article...120409983/1033

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The city has won a key approval for its massive Willets Point redevelopment, dealing a blow to local property owners who hoped to delay or even halt the project

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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I personally won't be satisfied until the city seizes every last piece of property that people own, against their will. Having fancy, bland hotels is much more important than respecting the fundamental property rights that this country was built on. Property that has been owned for generations mind you.

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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Do you prefer this?

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http://wirednewyork.com/wp/media/200...oulevard-4.jpg
Photos: WiredNewYork.com and QueensAlive.org

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Old 04-29-2012, 04:52 PM
 
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First and foremost I respect people's rights when they own property. If you can't understand that, I don't know what to do with you.

Secondly, that place is in many ways a gem. I brought a work van there more than a few times to get great deals on work done. I got something out of it, as did the working class folks who own businesses and work there. Not every square inch of this city needs to look like midtown, fella. I know that might chap your ass a little from seeing your threads. And this is especially so when people's businesses are being uprooted against their will.

Btw that area looks like that because the city has denied them many essential services like freakin sewer systems.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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So far where ever a stadium is built in this city there is always an immenent domain problem like Barclay's in Brooklyn aswell as gentrification which we have seen in the surrounding areas of Yankee stadium and braclays in Brooklyn. I have to Admit the areas behind citi field needs to be spruced up a bit.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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I have to Admit the areas behind citi field needs to be spruced up a bit.
Yes, sewer systems and paved roads would have helped a long time ago.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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That neighborhood is currently a dump.

It has a high vacancy rate and the current value of the land exceeds that of the businesses built upon it. You can make multitudes more in taxes, provide more housing, and create more jobs be redeveloping that area. Not to mention remove an eyesore of a community.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:01 PM
 
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That's good to hear, I wonder how long the process (construction wise) will take. These renderings look old so hopefully some new ones will surface.


And based off of those pictures I'm glad this got approved. The first picture looks like something form a 3rd world country. It's inevitable a lot of project like this will see more light because of the demand in every borough. At least the main 4.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:06 PM
 
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That neighborhood is currently a dump.

It has a high vacancy rate and the current value of the land exceeds that of the businesses built upon it. You can make multitudes more in taxes, provide more housing, and create more jobs be redeveloping that area. Not to mention remove an eyesore of a community.


"I can literally care less if people have owned and ran businesses out of there for generations. Let's force them out to build hotels. That is how America should work."

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:14 PM
 
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"I can literally care less if people have owned and ran businesses out of there for generations. Let's force them out to build hotels. That is how America should work."

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availableusername,

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.
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