— Days Without Shea —

The Willets Point Industry and Realty Association has produced a short film about their cause.

The clips is a bit long but worth watching just for the footage of the Iron Triangle area. It’s hard to believe these flooded, craggly streets are under the shadows of the future Citi Field. The city has been passively battling these store owners for decades.Now WPIRA has launched a Web site to state their mission. The site is a bit primitive but functional…just like Willets Point. 

This conflict between the city and Shea’s neighbors will only get worse during Shea Stadium’s final year. Stay tuned:


[December 8, 2007 5:06 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

I remember walking over the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge from downtown Flushing to see games at Shea. What an unpleasant landscape! Between the stench of the Flushing River at low tide and the car-crushing factory churning out hundreds of metallic cubes, it was a pretty sorry gateway to Shea Stadium, a leftover from the Valley of Ashes that preceded the World's Fairs. If they clean up this area it will be a real bonus to Mets fans. I hope they make a fair deal with the Iron Triangle business and relocate them to a more suitable site.

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