Rally for Willets Point Businesses on Monday

I just received the following alert from Christina Walsh at the Castle Coalition. Try to get to the rally on Monday if you can to stand up against emiment domain abuse.

Friends:

New York City officials wants to wipe out over 200 profitable businesses in Willets Point in order to transfer the land to a private, yet-to-be-determined developer.  The 45-acre area employs thousands of highly-skilled workers, and generates billions of dollars in economic activity and millions in tax revenue for the city – yet for decades, the city has refused to supply the area with basic municipal services like garbage collection, plumbing and electricity.  And now, after sabotaging the area for years, the city is pointing to the blight that it created as justification to condemn the businesses that have nonetheless thrived there.

This Monday, the Willets Point businesses need your help:

RALLY
Monday, June 30 @ 6:30pm
Union Plaza Senior Home
33-23 Union Street
Flushing, NY

Come out and show your support for the business owners.  In the meantime, if you live in New York City, contact:

Community Board #7: 718-359-2800, QN07@cb.nyc.gov
Queens Borough President Helen Marshall: 718-286-3000, mcontessa@queensbp.org
Mayor Michael Bloomberg: 212-788-3000, fax 212-788-2460

Let them know that you oppose eminent domain for private gain!

Best,

Christina Walsh
Castle Coalition Coordinator
Institute for Justice
901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900
Arlington, VA  22203

(703) 682-9320
www.ij.org
www.castlecoalition.org

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