Willets Point

Willets Point business owners hold hunger strike as vote is delayed
Willets Point business owners hold hunger strike as vote is delayed
Top Stories Melissa Chan 9/04/2013 at 11:33AM

The hunger strike being held by a group of auto shop owners at Willets Point is a “look into the future” for soon-to-be displaced families who could be left fending for food and a sustainable job, advocates said. At least eight business owners are fasting and staying put inside an auto shop at 37-03 126th [...]

$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 [...]

Road closure hurting Willets Point businesses, say owners
Road closure hurting Willets Point businesses, say owners
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/29/2013 at 11:40AM

Business has come to a screeching halt for about 20 auto shops stunted by construction near Citi Field, The Courier has learned. “It’s crushing us,” said store owner Sal Yaloz. “We’re really, really suffering. I just want to work, and you don’t hear that too often.” The city shut out business for nearly two dozen [...]

One injured in school bus crash in Willets Point
Police Liam La Guerre 8/21/2013 at 6:11PM

A school bus with as many as 20 children crashed this afternoon in Willets Point, fire officials said. One person, who has yet to be identified, was injured in the crash at around 4:30 p.m. at the Van Wyck Expressway and Whitestone Expressway. The injured person is being taken to North Shore LIJ, officials said. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 8/21/2013 at 8:06AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 84. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: The Edge of Heaven Socrates Sculpture Park and AT&T host an eight-week [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2013 at 6:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 95. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 81 with a heat index of 88F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/11/2013 at 7:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 84. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Thursday Night: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. Low of 72. Winds from the WNW at 5 [...]

Bill to preserve city parkland
News Melissa Chan 7/10/2013 at 6:51PM

A bill introduced in the State Senate would make it more difficult for private companies to get a hold of city parkland. “Parkland is sacred and should be preserved for generations to come, not given away to private developers, especially without just and equal parkland compensation,” said State Senator Tony Avella, who penned the legislation. [...]

Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Borough President Marshall OKs Willets West
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/10/2013 at 3:26PM

Borough President Helen Marshall approved a special permit that would pave the way for a mega mall near Citi Field. Marshall gave developers Sterling Equities and Related Companies the thumbs up on July 2 to move parking for Citi Field to Willets Point. The joint venture ultimately needed the permit to construct a 1.4 million-square-foot [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/10/2013 at 7:55AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 88. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Wednesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a [...]