Property Rights Foundation of America®
Views of Willets Point on the Occasion
of the Television Interview of
Michael Rikon, Attorney
May 8, 2012
All photos: Peter J. LaGrasse
Michael Rikon, the eminent domain attorney for Willets
Point United, and Carol LaGrasse after the NY 1 television interview
of Mr. Rikon at Willets Point on May 8, 2012.
Joseph Ardizzone, the only resident of Willets Point, and
Carol LaGrasse on May 8, reunited outside Arthur's Auto Trim Shop
on 36th Avenue, a specialty shop that does expert restoration
of auto interiors.
Frank Abassi and Nasratullah (Pamir) Mir came to stand
up for the future of the Willets Point businesses again on May
8 when Michael Rikon's television interview took place. Carol
LaGrasse had a chance to converse with Frank again and meet Pamir.
New Mustang Auto Parts on Willets Point Blvd. One of the
bustling auto repair-related shops in Willets Point, this shop,
which is owned by Frank Abassi, is well known as a source of foreign
and domestic auto parts.
The Bullpen Gate to Citi Field on 126th Street, Corona,
Queens. Opposite this gate is the real glory of Willets Point,
all the long established auto repair-related businesses that draw
people from around the area and far beyond for an unmatched concentration
of sources of all that they need to repair and restore their vehicles.
View of Citi Field Bull Pen entrance on 126th Street across
from Sambucci Auto Salvage. What's more of an eyesore, if any,
Sambucci's practical, even essential operation and its good looking,
concise billboard for which people are actually looking, or the
massive, multi-story crowd of billboards atop the Citi Field entrance?
This is the view of Citi Field from the location of Michael Rikon's
Michael Rikon and Carol LaGrasse enjoying the occasion
of their meeting at Willets Point on May 8, while appreciating
this stronghold of hard work and freedom that he has formidably
defended as their eminent domain attorney at the New York State
Supreme Court Appellate Division in Brooklyn. The City of New
York withdrew its papers from the court just a few days before
the court hearing, which was scheduled for May 7.