Willets Point is an area in Corona, Queens, bounded by Northern Boulevard, 126th Street and the Mets ballpark, Citi Field. The site, collection of auto-repair shops and scrap yards, is the focus of redevelopment efforts. In 2007, Mayor
said the city planned to redevelop Willets Point as the site of a convention center, 5,500 housing units, 1.7 million square feet of retail, an elementary school, and 500,000 square feet of office space. Existing Willets Point businesses sued the city over what they said was lax infrastructure in the area. The lawsuit was dismissed, but succeeded in slowing down progress of the redevelopment program. This was further slowed by admissions of two city economic development agencies that they illegally lobbied the City Council. In June 2012, the city unveiled a 1 million-square-foot component of the plans: a mall near Citi Field to be developed by
. The plans include a hotel. -TA
...Citi Field Stadium in
Willets Point, Queens (inset: the Islanders' John Tavares)
Barely a year after...
...of Willets West in Queens and Stephen Ross
Willets Point mall can add another ally to its list. (more&hellip...
When Oct. 21, 2015 finally rolled around earlier this year, few could resist comparing how accurately the movie “Back to the Future” envisioned the world of today...
...Related Cos.' and Sterling Equities’ plans to redevelop a
Willets Point parking lot may not be doomed after all. (more&hellip...
...Avenue L train station.
The firm, which is co-developing the
Willets Point megaproject in Queens, paid $20.5 million for the two-story building at...
Willets Point in Queens with Stephen Ross (inset)
Plans to redevelop and...
...Cos. and Sterling Equities’ plans for the Queens neighborhood of
Willets Point received a potential death blow this week when the de...
An affiliate of Triple East Construction acquired the site of a former Asian grocery store in Flushing for more than $90 million, and has plans...
After a New York state appellate court shut down plans to build a shopping mall and movie theater on a parking lot next to Citi...
A New York state appellate court halted plans by a group of developers, including public and private entities, to build a shopping mall and movie...
A new 13-story, 170-unit building will rise at F&T Group’s Two Fulton Square development project, according to a permit application filed Thursday with the city’s...
...From left: Rendering of the
Willets Point redevelopment and automotive businesses at Willets Point
A group of...
The F&T Group filed plans for a new 13-story building slated for a Flushing development in Queens, according to permits filed with the Department of Buildings...
Sterling Equities, the co-developer of the Queens megaproject
Willets Point, is continuing its march into Brooklyn. The firm just closed...
...Square is about to get sleepy with major art installation
Willets Point photographed before $3 billion redevelopment
8. Related’s Carnegie Hill rental-to-condo gets...
...near College Point Boulevard and just across the canal from
Willets Point. (more&hellip...
...Brooklyn parks to receive $5.2M for upgrades, repairs in 2015
Willets Point’s progress
6. East Hampton receives $10M federal grant to purchase...
Willets Point rendering (Inset: Sterling Equities' Fred Wilpon and Related Companies' Jeff...
Willets Point rendering
Opponents of the Willets Point redevelopment claim that, before the city can transfer all the...
...Island College Hospital debacle?
3. Senator launches online petition to halt
Willets Point megamall
4. Problems continue to plague Lower Manhattan’s Collect Pond...
...Rendering of a redeveloped
Willets Point (Credit: New York City Economic Development Corp.)
Park advocates and...
...designs for a big new development that's part of the
Willets Point revitalization of Flushing, Queens.
Sterling Equities just closed on a 32-unit rental apartment building in East Williamsburg for $21 million, or $656,250 per unit, The Real Deal has learned....
Willets Point auto repair shops and a rendering of the planned Willets...
...Checking in with the Javits Center progress
4. Community Board 7 slams
Willets Point plans
5. Spanish sandwich chain 100 Montaditos to open five NYC eateries...
There are more than a dozen bridge, tunnel, subway and ferry routes between Manhattan and Queens, and residential ...