If you watch just one Community Board Meeting video this summer, make it this one. Willets Point property owners who've been passionately protesting Mayor Bloomberg's controversial $3 billion plan to rezone the area (to make way for a hotel, convention center, offices and retail stores) have put together this video showing how the sausage gets made over at Community Board 7. Their gripping featurette focuses in on a contentious committee meeting that yielded a yes vote for the city's proposal, despite serious reservations voiced by board members.

Be sure to have the popcorn ready around the seven minute mark when Committee Chair Chuck Apelian (to be played in the Hollywood remake by John Turturro) gets the split-screen treatment, showing him betray his own promises made at the previous committee meeting! Flared tempers, mass confusion, rude interruptions, and scheming of Shakespearean proportions await...

Thanks to Queens Crap, who has a whole lot more where that came from.