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.