Groundbreaking a long way off for Hunters Point Library

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  1. Sonny L.

    and away we go! this after the CLOSED meeting on the 5th between the buildings and library. . .. let's see what goes on tonight.

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  2. lic human

    Thanks LICPOST, I think everyone was wondering what was going on.

    Shouldn't the architect have had some idea how much this was going to cost? Are we paying the architect now to help us figure this out?

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  3. Ro

    If they build it non-union it with probably save them 25% to 30%. I am all for the working class getting paid fair wages but the construction labor in this city is out of control.

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  4. Ro

    *would not with

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  5. Anonymous

    "If they build it non-union it with probably save them 25% to 30%. I am all for the working class getting paid fair wages but the construction labor in this city is out of control."

    lol go back to west bumblefuck asswipe

    build union in nyc or you are asking for trouble

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  6. Meghan

    Everything is bid and contracted through the City, so going non-union isn't an option.

    In any case, since we won't have a library in the neighborhood anytime soon, please sign and share this petition for book mobile service.

    http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/book-mobile-library-service

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  7. Ro

    Anonymous,

    You obviously know very little about NYC construction and from your remarks it looks like you come from bumblefuck yourself. There are plenty of buildings which were recently or currently being built that are non-union - I know because the fund I work for has invested in a few of them. Of course the city would never build non-union because politicians would lose the union votes and money during elections. The time of breaking legs and getting concrete shoes if you didn't use union has been over for a while.

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  8. anonymous

    I don't hear JVB ranting and raving, all I hear is crickets. If this was Sunnyside he would be up in arms. Another JVB failure for LIC. Also JVB please put down the cell phone while driving and stop at the STOP sign, the VTL is written for everyone councilmen are not exempt.

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  9. Anonymous

    No nice speeches about the schools he brought here. Did he bring the schools or was he lucky to serve in the right term?
    Increase funding or decrease ambitious design. This has been going on since more than 4 years.
    For the next zoning change (i.e. the waterfront) demand that a library be built in exchange for zoning change (hello 5ptz). Better than any affordable apts.

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  10. Anonymous

    did not mean leg breaking tactics

    go read another novel

    i meant shady building with substandard "illegal labor"

    so build your crappy project and rip off some morons

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  11. DLO

    Folks, get real. Look for a sweetheart deal with a "kind & helpful" builder willing to put up ten or more stories of apartments atop the site. Just to help out of course. Queens Library's Galante appears to appreciate delay leads to desperation. Not saying pay-off.
    Folks, no infighting, and could we have some hard-ass words and words and
    push at the politicos. Rally! Push De Blasio. Push Van Bramer to get real!

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