Willets Point

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.

More than 30 business owners take payout to leave Willets Point
More than 30 business owners take payout to leave Willets Point
Top Stories Melissa Chan 12/05/2013 at 10:19AM

“We’ve moved” signs are popping up in Willets Point, as 22 business owners took a payout to relocate by the end of last month, city officials said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in August offered a pooled $3.5 million to auto shop owners in the Phase 1 area of the Willets Point development site [...]

Borough Board approves $1 sale of Willets Point
News Angy Altamirano 11/27/2013 at 2:15PM

The project to build a shopping center next to Citi Field is on the move. The Queens Borough Board voted on November 18 to allow the city’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the Queens Development Group. The land is needed for the Willets Point project and would [...]

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 [...]

Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
Willets Point mega mall gets final City Council green light
News Melissa Chan 10/09/2013 at 4:19PM

The City Council approved a major $3 billion Willets Point project Wednesday, clearing the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies needed the council’s permission to move Citi Field parking to Willets Point in order to build a 1.4 million-square-foot shopping center west of the baseball stadium. It [...]