As Deadline Looms, Pressure Turned Up On Willets Point Business OwnersHundreds 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.
Banksy Fever Continues To Grip New York As Art Appears In All 5 BoroughsBritish street artist Banksy has now hit all five boroughs in his month-long New York “residency” and his work has continued to turn heads.
City Council Approves Sweeping Redevelopment Plan For Willets PointThe 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.
Willets Point Business Owners Due In Court Over Eviction NoticesThe eviction notice sent out to dozens of business owners said to be out by the end of August.
Willets Point Tenants Offered Rent Subsidies To Make Way For Mall Next To Citi FieldSmall 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.
Local Business Owners, City Clash Over Plans For Willets PointShop owners protested what they called a plan by the Mets and city agencies to force them out of business with excessive violations.
Neighbors Protest Plan For Mall In Citi Field Parking LotCity officials said Wednesday a $1 billion shopping mall in the parking lot of Citi Field will spearhead development in a blighted section of Queens.
Willets Point Business Owners: We Are Being Evicted By NYC For No ReasonA 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.
1 Dead After Car Crashes Into Queens Auto Body ShopAn 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.
Palladino: Mets' Casino Proposal Was Bad Idea From BeginningThey thought the fallout from Madoff was bad? What if a rostered lunkhead got caught in their gaming hall?
Mets Owners Proposed Casino In 'Initial Concept' For Willets PointBaseball 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.