— Days Without Shea —

WNYC put together a little slide show about Willets Point and the state of the city's redevelopment plan.

From the intro:

Even by Bloomberg Administration standards, rebuilding Willets Point in Queens is a massive development project.

This summer, the city proposal to tear down the industrial district near Shea Stadium, known for its auto repair shops, and build housing, retail and a convention center has been steadily clearing hurdles. At the end of July Queens Borough President Helen Marshall gave her approval, echoing the local community board. But on the site, only a handful of the roughly 260 small businesses have agreed to sell so far. With eminent domain in the air, local businesses are somewhere between resistance and resignation.



[August 12, 2008 6:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster1985 said

It's going to happen. They're not going to have junkyards across the street from a brand-new half-billion-dollar ballpark. I just hope they offer the businesses there a fair deal


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