MACY'S TAKES AWAY TENANTS FREEDOM ON JULY 4TH
While Macy's Celebrates Freedom They Take It Away from Veterans And Seniors
NBC NEW YORK ON MACY'S
There is really nothing I can say about the treatment we get from Macy's having this event in our park every year. This year they really screwed us.
Knowing how the last two years with us being locked up like animals for Macy's, this year I decided to be pro active. It took weeks, but I got permission from the 108th police department to have a dinner served to our veterans and seniors as well as tenants who stayed in town, in the vacant lot across the street. It was all set. LIC Landing Coffeed, the restaurant in the park agreed to give us the same food as Macy's. Urban Market was donating the paper goods and the rest, we were going to buy for the tenants. We thought to ourselves, this year we will have fun finally.
How wrong we were. Macy's who was unaware that we had a vacant property across the street from our building, was told by the police department that we were having a little bash. The story I get is, Macy's popped up and said you have a vacant piece of land, we want it. And the police department instead of standing their ground, gave it to them.
So now we have no where. The 108th refuses to let us throw the bash on closed streets, closed sidewalks or anywhere. This is just not right. We had a deal.
So as you can see from the photo I am posting with the NBC News video, we are not happy. We are locked in front of our building in a 6 ft by 6 ft cage from 1pm to after the fireworks. We can not even watch them. Homeland security took our sky lounge, our gym and all our amenities for their snipers. Mayor De Blasio is having a party on the school roof which I will see from my window. Everyone will have a holiday, everyone will have a great time, except the residents of Hunters Point South Crossing.
Last year we had Macy's executive's using our bathrooms and hogging all our elevators. The police department also. We had after the Macy's Fireworks Macy's employees throwing up in our lobby and bathrooms. They all had a good time and once again they ruined our holiday.
Already the drama is starting. Macy's pre tapes most of show, did you know that? Most of the show is fake, not live. Tonight they are filming J-Low. This weekend the rest of the performers. The 4th of July show is only the MC who pretends it is all live. The set, the Empire State Building, everything is set to what it will be on July 4th. Fake!
Macy's will not be allowed to have this event again in Long Island City. I will make sure of that, I will sue if I have too. All I asked was for a little space, space that our building owns, to have a little something for our Vets and Seniors. Shame On Macy's. All I asked was for Macy's to be kind to the community they were walking all over. BOYCOTT MACY'S!
A special thank you to Michael George and Pei-Sze Cheng from NBC News for doing the story!