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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has broken ground on the infrastructure phase of the redevelopment of the Willets Point area next to the Mets’ home – Citi Field.