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New Willets Point project will cost taxpayers a lot more

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.

Could new Willets Point plan include a soccer stadium?

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.

De Blasio administration strikes deal for Willets Point project

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.

Rising from the Ashes, Willets Point Redevelopment Will Go Forward, City Says

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

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.

What went wrong with the Hunts Point car-repair mall

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.

Willets Point developers face king's ransom in Albany

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.

NY's Top Court Halts Willets Point Mall Development

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 › ]

Major setback for proposed Willets Point mall

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.

Court case on fate of Willets Point begins

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.

NY: LaGuardia AirTrain Planning Begins with Request for Proposals

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.

Auto Shop Owners Forced Out of Willets Point Struggle to Rebuild in the Bronx

last yearNews : NYTimes: News

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.

MTA Awards 2 Prelim Engineering Contracts

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 […]

Mrs. Obama's Quite Capable Of Taking Care Of Herself

Older man: I'm really excited for Michelle.Older woman: I'm really worried for Michelle. –Willets Point Overheard by: TCS

City Council votes to support Willets Point mall in Queens

2 years agoNews : NY Daily News

Breaking with the de Blasio administration, the City Council voted to support a mega-mall at Willets Point in Queens.

New York’s Iron Triangle Is About to Disappear 

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

Willets Point case moves to state's high court

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.

Can Willets Point Swap A Mega Mall For Affordable Housing?

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

City could use Willets Point ruling to wring concessions

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.

Willets Point project not worth the fight: de Blasio

3 years agoNews : NY Daily News

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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