The plan announced this week by Mayor Bill de Blasio to build 1,100 units of affordable housing in Willets Point has the city subsidizing affordable housing directly, rather than waiting for... To view the full story, click the title link.
A pair of elected officials bullish on a soccer stadium for Queens will have a big influence over what gets built on 17 acres of largely vacant, city-owned land in Willets Point under a deal made... To view the full story, click the title link.
The de Blasio administration today struck a deal for the redevelopment of Willets Point, marking a new chapter in the long-delayed project set for a gritty section of Queens. The Related Cos. and... To view the full story, click the title link.
The project was declared dead in 2015, but Mayor de Blasio says it will be built, without a mall and with 1,100 apartments for low income New Yorkers.
A group of auto-repair businesses forced out of Willets Point by a troubled Bloomberg-era megaproject are now facing eviction in the Bronx. The explanations vary as to why the three-year, city-aided... To view the full story, click the title link.
A court ruled Tuesday that the Willets Point redevelopment needs state approval because its proposed mall is slated for parkland. Wrangling votes in Albany figures to be a major challenge. The... To view the full story, click the title link.
The judges said that the Bloomberg administration improperly signed off on the plan without seeking the state legislative approval needed when giving away parkland. The developers could still proceed if lawmakers passed a bill specifically for the project. [ more › ]
The state's highest court delivered bad news Tuesday for the stalled Willets Point redevelopment: The parking lot on which the project's proposed shopping mall would rise is sited on city parkland... To view the full story, click the title link.
The state's highest court began hearing arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit involving the $3 billion Willets Point redevelopment. The outcome of the case will determine whether the Bloomberg-era project... To view the full story, click the title link.
The Port Authority on Monday announced it has issued a request for proposals for preliminary engineering and planning work for a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia from Willets Point.
The construction of Sunrise Cooperative, a warehouse that is being converted into an auto mart, has stopped because the group has ran out of funds.
Late yesterday, the MTA announced it has awarded 2 preliminary engineering contracts worth a total of $7.5M for the LIRR & NYC Subway stations in Willets Point. Here are more details courtesy of the official press release: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that it has awarded $7.5 million in contracts for preliminary engineering […]
Older man: I'm really excited for Michelle.Older woman: I'm really worried for Michelle. –Willets Point Overheard by: TCS
Breaking with the de Blasio administration, the City Council voted to support a mega-mall at Willets Point in Queens.
Greg Brophy’s interest in New York’s disappearing neighborhoods lead him to explore Willets Point, Queens, also known as the Iron Triangle. Brophy describes the area, filled with recycling and scrap metal plants, iron foundries, garbage...Show More Summary
The state's high court opted Monday to consider developers' appeal of a decision that cast the $3 billion Willets Point project into doubt. Should the New York State Court of Appeals side with the... To view the full story, click the title link.
This summer, a state court struck down one of the most divisive redevelopment plans of the Bloomberg era. A Citi Field parking lot, on which developers had planned to build a 1.4 million square foot mall where Shea Stadium once stood, was actually park land, and could only be used for stadium-related purposes. Show More Summary
The de Blasio administration last week declined to appeal a court decision that has blocked the $3 billion redevelopment of Willets Point in Queens, a signature Bloomberg-era economic development... To view the full story, click the title link.
He said the city dropped out of a legal battle that is blocking the massive commercial and residential development across from Citifield because the proposal didn't focus on affordable housing.
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