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A Willets Point wish list for de Blasio
A Willets Point wish list for de Blasio
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 3:31PM

THAD KOMOROWSKI The $3 billion plan to transform Willets Point from a grungy haven for auto shops into a slick shopping mega center has sparked protests, petitions and even a hunger strike since the Bloomberg administration announced the project. But opponents largely fell silent after the City Council voted to approve the plan on October [...]

$3.5M in payouts on table for Willets Point business owners
News Melissa Chan 8/30/2013 at 12:29PM

A pooled $3.5 million in payouts is on tap for some Willets Point business owners who agree to leave the Iron Triangle by the end of January. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) sent letters earlier this month to 90 auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the Willets Point development site, alerting [...]

More testing ordered at Willets Point
More testing ordered at Willets Point
News Terence M. Cullen 9/13/2012 at 7:45AM

Further environmental testing at Willets Point has been ordered by a court ruling, but is not expected to hold up development at the site, a member of the project’s team said. The August 14 decision by the Manhattan Supreme Court said development of what is commonly called the Iron Triangle would not move forward until [...]

Willets Point biz owners fighting for repairs, legal fees
Willets Point biz owners fighting for repairs, legal fees
News Melissa Chan 5/18/2012 at 12:06PM

A coalition of Willets Point business owners are urging the city to repair severely deteriorated streets in their “forgotten land” before emergency response times are more hindered and further revenue is lost. “There is no reason to deny our neighborhood essential services. We are New York City taxpayers, and we will not tolerate having to [...]