Thursday, July 14, 2005

Controversy in Flushing

Both Newsday and El Diario covered a development story in Flushing yesterday. Of particular interest to us was that a group called “Save Our Flushing Community” came out with dozens of protestors because of the perceived threat that the Flushing redevelopment plans posed to traffic and small business in the area. The group, probably predominately Korean, was led by a Daniel Kim and heartily booed Councilmember John Lui indicating perhaps an ethnic tone to the development controversy.

In addition, in Eva Sanchis’s story she reports that 13 developers have presented proposals for the redevelopment of Willets Point and Deputy Dan is quoted as saying all of this development is the harbinger of a totally new Flushing river waterfront.