mega-mall proposal will begin their oral arguments tomorrow
(Flushing, Queens) TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 30th at 2:15 PM, the lawsuit filed by State Senator Tony Avella, City Club of New York, Queens Civic Congress, several members of Willets Point United Inc., and nearby residents/business owners against the “Willets West” mega-mall proposal will be argued before the New York State Supreme Court.
The lawsuit is challenging the give-away of 47+ acres of Queens parkland worth
$ 1 Billion to build the "Willets West" mega-mall. The suit seeks a declaratory judgment to invalidate approvals already granted to the project as well as a declaratory judgment for a permanent injunction to prevent the construction of a megamall on City parkland without respondents having obtained required State legislative authorization and without respondents having obtained any zoning for this un-zoned park area.
A press conference with the plaintiffs will directly follow the oral arguments, taking place on the front steps of the Supreme Court.
Attorney John Low-Beer will be arguing the matter on behalf of the Plaintiffs/Petitioners and will be available to speak to the press after the Court’s adjournment.
WHO: Senator Tony Avella, Mr. John Low Beer, lawsuit plaintiffs, community leaders, local residents and business owners
WHEN: TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 30th at 2:15 PM
WHERE: New York State Supreme Court, located at at 71 Thomas Street in Manhattan;
Room 210 (Justice Mendez).
Doors to the second floor courtroom open at 2:00PM.
Press Conference with the Plaintiffs to follow directly afterwards
on the front steps of the Court