redevelopment

Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Sen. Tony Avella, park advocates sue to stop Citi Field mega mall
Central Melissa Chan 2/11/2014 at 2:36PM

State Senator Tony Avella and a long list of Queens park advocates are suing the city to stop a mega mall from coming to Citi Field. The 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center is part of a major $3 billion project by Sterling Equities and Related Companies to redevelop Willets Point.

Willets Point business owners expect to reopen
Willets Point business owners expect to reopen
News Melissa Chan 5/31/2013 at 9:08AM

Nearly one dozen Willets Point business owners who had their auto shops abruptly shut down by the city two weeks ago said they expect to reopen in a few days. “We all have families,” said Wais Mohibi, owner of Discount Muffler in the Iron Triangle. “Don’t just come in without warning, without anything, and just [...]

LaGuardia Airport to get $3.6 billion makeover
LaGuardia Airport to get $3.6 billion makeover
News Alexa Altman 12/18/2012 at 9:31AM

LaGuardia Airport’s $3.6 billion facelift is getting ready for its closeup. The terminal, built in 1964 and designed to hold eight million passengers, is set to undergo a series of developments over the next six to 10 years. According to Thomas Bosco, LaGuardia Airport’s general manager, 11 million people travel through the airport each year, [...]

Op-Ed: An Ambitious Plan for Willets Point
Opinion Queens Courier Staff 9/24/2012 at 2:34PM

By Borough President Helen Marshall It’s time to move from discussion to development at Willets Point project. While Queens was strongly impacted by the global recession, it has been able to weather the downturn by capitalizing on its unique strengths — a multi-faceted economy of small to international businesses and a resilient workforce and a [...]