Gualotuna is one of about 120 auto shop owners and scrap metal dealers who have been pushed off of the 23 acres of land across from Citi Field to make room for a $3 billion neighborhood filled with shopping, condos, and hotels.
Hundreds of small businesses in Queens face a crucial deadline Saturday. They must agree to move, or lose city money to help with relocation. It’s the latest effort to clear out Willets Point.
British street artist Banksy has now hit all five boroughs in his month-long New York “residency” and his work has continued to turn heads.
The City Council on Wednesday approved a redevelopment plan that will bring create a brand new neighborhood in Willets Point, Queens, anchored by a massive retail and entertainment complex.
The eviction notice sent out to dozens of business owners said to be out by the end of August.
Small businesses in the blighted area near Citi Field, where the Mets play, are being offered payment equal to a year’s rent if they vacate by the end of November to make way for a retail-and-entertainment mall.
Shop owners protested what they called a plan by the Mets and city agencies to force them out of business with excessive violations.
City officials said Wednesday a $1 billion shopping mall in the parking lot of Citi Field will spearhead development in a blighted section of Queens.
A lot of workers are about to lose their jobs. They got kicked out of their auto body shops by the landlord. The landlord … is New York City.
An out-of-control vehicle crashed into the shop at 126th Street and 35th Avenue in Willets Point, injuring several workers and killing at least one person.
They thought the fallout from Madoff was bad? What if a rostered lunkhead got caught in their gaming hall?
Baseball and blackjack? The owners of the Mets were all in on a 2011 proposal for a casino next to Citi Field, only to be rejected by the Bloomberg administration, according to the New York Post.
It is music to the ears of gamblers, and now city residents may be well on their way to hearing their own jingle with their own “gambling destination.”
Sixty two acres of rough and tumble small businesses, auto repair shops and iron works in the shadow of Citi Field will be wiped off the map and replaced by a 1 million square-foot mall, hotel, among other things.
Willets Point in Queens is best known for the Mets’ home stadium and — well, not much else. But it seems that’s due to change.