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Starting Bell for Willets Point & Hunters Point South Fights

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Okay, so what are the odds on the Bloomberg Administration's massive $3 billion remake of Willets Point? Well, half the Queens City Council delegation is on record against it and there will probably be enough lawsuits filed to sustain a small law firm through 2015, at least, but that's getting ahead of the story. The clock officially starts today on the seventh-month land use process for both Willets Point and the controversial plan for Hunters Point (although the latter fight lacks hundreds of angry business owners that would be evicted). For the record, today is also the start of the public review on a rezoning proposal for the Rockaways, although that discussion will probably be low-key compared to the Willets Point and Hunters Point brawls. Call it the Queens Land Use Trifecta.
· Divisive Willets Point Plan Up for Review [Crain's]
· Rezoning proposal to protect the Rockaway Peninsula [NYDN]