And some good news re: stopping privatization of public lands and parks

The State Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court ruled that Flushing Meadows – Corona Park in Queens could not be sold off for a mall…yet.

Because it is parkland, the Court ruled last week that it ” could not be taken as a development site  for a one-million-square-foot shopping mall simply because the administration of former Mayor… Bloomberg said it could.

The court’s decision brings a halt — at least temporarily — to what has seemed like the relentless commercial appropriation of public land in New York City, often under the rationale that private profit is the only way the people can have nice things.”

See full NYTimes article:

De Blasio’s Dilemma: Fight for a Mall Near Citi Field or Disavow It

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