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December 18, 2013 04:30PM

Zeckendorf and others looking at a Dream City model

Zeckendorf and others looking at a Dream City model

From the December issue: A visionary plan advocated by the colorful William Zeckendorf Sr. to convert a large swath of downtown Flushing, Queens, into a modern $50 million shopping-and-theater complex was dashed 66 years ago this month.

The city effectively killed Zeckendorf’s project, known as Dream City, by refusing to invoke eminent domain to help Zeckendorf get his hands on the property he needed to move forward. [more]

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