This week, as heavy
construction equipment sat on Klein Farm in Fresh Meadows, the Tribune
continued to unravel the mystery of the farmís sale to a realty company
seemingly connected to controversial developer Tommy Huang.
The community is nervous
about the sale, and based on Huangís past as a developer in Queens, is
worried that in the end a piece of Queens history will be lost forever and
replaced by irresponsible development not consistent with the character of
Thatís why we call on
every city entity involved, from the Department of Buildings to City
Planning to the City Councilman whose prior intervention yielded nothing
for the community to Borough President Helen Marshall, to make sure that
the system works for the people in this case.
We call on the agencies and
elected officials to know the law, enforce the law and make sure that
everything that happens at Klein Farm happens by the book. The community
should at least be made aware of whatís going on, and have the
confidence that every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed
and that someone is representing them.
Letís make sure that the fertilizer that
once enriched the farmís earth doesnít end being what the community