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 [...]

Queens’s Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/21/2013 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 82. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 70. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Swingin’ with the All Stars: Louis Armstrong & [...]

Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Board permits Willets Point mall in key vote
Top Stories Melissa Chan 5/15/2013 at 3:52PM

Plans for a behemoth mall at Willets Point received a key nod from Community Board (CB) 7 after the city and the facility’s developer laid out a list of new commitments. CB 7 granted a special permit to Sterling Equities and Related with a 22-18 advisory vote. The joint venture wants to move Citi Field [...]

Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Community Board wants more answers on Willets Point project
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 4/18/2013 at 9:02AM

Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee told developers of Willets Point they need to return with more answers on the proposed project before the board makes a decision. Committee members particularly want more information about parking, traffic flow and transplanting the plethora of small business owners within the Iron Triangle. Chuck Apelian, first vice chair [...]

Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Candidates focus on development at Borough President forum
Politics Terence M. Cullen 4/12/2013 at 3:27PM

Questions regarding development at Willets Point, directed mainly at three of the six candidates, became a significant part of a recent forum for borough president. Councilmembers Peter Vallone Jr. and Leroy Comrie, State Senators Jose Peralta and Tony Avella, former Councilmember and Assemblymember Melinda Katz and former Deputy BP Barry Grodenchik took the stage at [...]

Op-Ed: Enough delays – let’s clean up Willets Point
News Op-Ed 3/28/2013 at 12:52PM

BY MARCIA BYSTRYN At a recent meeting of the Queens Housing Coalition, a major developer outlined a commitment to privately finance the cleanup of a massive 23-acre brownfield at Willets Point. Amazingly, there were some who questioned the existence of contamination and the need for remediation. The hard truth is that Willets Point has been [...]

Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Approved Willets Point plan to go through rigorous review
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 6:36PM

Redevelopment of Willets Point will now go through a rigorous review process after its study was approved by the Department of City Planning (DCP). The plan, approved by DCP on Monday, March 18, will first go to Community Board 7, which includes Willets Point, for an advisory vote. Borough President Helen Marshall will then get [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 3/19/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 20 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 90%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 30. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. EVENT [...]

State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 2/27/2013 at 1:15PM

Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. [...]

Unions back Queens soccer stadium
Unions back Queens soccer stadium
News Terence M. Cullen 2/13/2013 at 9:17AM

Kicking in their support for hundreds of potential jobs, several construction unions have backed the proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The Hotel Trades Council; the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York; and 32BJ SEIU all backed the project for its potential to give union workers jobs and [...]