(QUEENS, NY) TODAY, Wednesday, April 15th, at 2:00 p.m., the appeal 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 Appellate Division, 1st Department.
The lawsuit challenged the give-away of more than 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.
Attorney John Low-Beer will be arguing the matter on behalf of the Plaintiffs/Petitioners.
WHO: Senator Tony Avella, Mr. John Low-Beer, lawsuit plaintiffs, community leaders, local residents and business owners
WHEN: TODAY, Wednesday, April 15th at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: New York State Appellate Division, 1st Department, 27 Madison Avenue, Manhattan