Willets Point

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 8:10AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High of 43. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Tuesday night: Clear. Low of 30. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Jewish Love Songs: from the Shtetl to Second Avenue The Capitol Heights Lyric Opera presents, Jewish Love Songs: [...]

‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
‘Green’ at the center of debate on Willets project
News Terence M. Cullen 10/04/2012 at 11:53AM

Willets Point might be making headway to become a destination for shopping and entertainment in the borough, but many either living or working near there are pointing out that the project could have negative effects on the surrounding area. The Jackson Heights Green Alliance (JHGA) held an emergency meeting on Monday, October 1 to speak [...]

‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
‘Don’t sell out’: Brooklyn holdouts’ message to Willets Point owners
News Melissa Chan 9/28/2012 at 8:07AM

The battle against the behemoth billion dollar Barclays Center has long been lost for some Brooklynites, but leading opponents of the project are hoping the war waged against the city will be won in Willets Point. “Fight to the bitter end,” said Donald O’Finn, one of 14 Brooklyn plaintiffs that took state developers to court [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/04/2012 at 6:54AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 79. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Tuesday night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 75. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 1.5 in. possible. EVENT of [...]

Walmart, developers deny plans of a Willets Point store
Walmart, developers deny plans of a Willets Point store
Business Terence M. Cullen 8/02/2012 at 3:35PM

Rumors of Walmart setting up shop in Willets Point were quickly put to an end, after reports that the megastore was in talks with the developers about anchoring a store at Willets West. The Queens Development Group, a joint venture between Related Companies and Sterling Equities, said in a statement that there has been no [...]

Willets West will ‘commemorate’ Shea
Willets West will ‘commemorate’ Shea
Sports Terence M. Cullen 7/19/2012 at 1:01PM

To the left of Citi Field’s main entrance is a parking lot where Shea Stadium once stood. In this parking lot, amid the white lines that now outline parking spaces, are four bronze plaques that mark the bases that made Shea’s diamond. A first base where Keith Hernandez and Ed Kranepool stood; second where Wally [...]

AG: Development Corporations lobbied illegally for projects
News Melissa Chan 7/11/2012 at 1:18PM

Three city development corporations have admitted to illegally lobbying the City Council to win approval of their favored projects, including a much-contested plan to revamp Willets Point, the state attorney general said. The city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC), the Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (FWCLDC) — headed by former borough president Claire Shulman [...]

Development up throughout Queens
Development up throughout Queens
News Terence M. Cullen 7/10/2012 at 9:00AM

Temperatures are not the only thing that’s been skyrocketing this summer. Development in Queens has been booming in the borough, with announcements of major projects, the near-completion of others, and talks of even more to come. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on June 14 the long-awaited, finalized plans for a Willets Point facelift that is expected [...]