Post Tagged with: "Willets Point Defense Committee"

Marta Gualotuna (right), who owns Emanuel Corporation, was one of the business owners displaced from Willets Point, who vented their frustrations against the city and its lack of help during the displacement process. To her right is Arturo Olaya, president of the Willets Point Defense Committee. (Photo by Joe Marvilli via Queens Tribune)

Displaced Willets Point Owners Say City Fails Them

Business, Government, Queens March 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Evicted auto shop owners demand the compensation and relocation sites promised to them by the city, report Queens publications.

Eduardo Giraldo, left, has a word with Sergio Aguirre  of the Willets Point Defense Committee. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Fines, Followed by Evictions, for Willets Point Mechanics

Business, Latino, Queens June 24, 2013 at 4:45 pm

The city’s plan to build commercial properties in Willets Point, Queens, means kicking out the mostly Latino-owned auto body shops there. Queens Latino reports that angered workers and advocates gathered to voice their frustration.

Workers in Willets Point, Queens condemned the aggressive evictions after a police raid on Holy Thursday. (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Outcry Over Holy Week Raid at Willets Point

Business, Labor, Latino, Queens, Religion April 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

El Diario-La Prensa reports that police, citing illegal activity, raided shops and made arrests last week in Willets Point, Queens. Thousands of Latino car mechanics could lose their jobs as the industrial area makes way for a commercial district.