Iron Triangle to rise from the ashes in city's new plan
The agency is currently considering proposals from seven developers who responded to their formal request for proposals last year, including Muss Development and TDC, which have been pivotal in the revitalization of Flushing in recent years.
Willets Point master plan unveiled
“I feel like I’ve been given a death sentence, and I’m waiting for the guy to come and take me to be executed,” Antonacci said. “We’re up against the city. We’re going to fight as best as we can, but I think in the long run, we all know we’re through.”
Developing Queens: Eminent Domain Battle Kicks Off As City Unveils Willets Point Plans
“The city has had a long time to sit and make these drawings,” said Daniel Feinstein, of Feinstein Steel Works. “They haven’t taken five minutes to sit and talk to us…Schools are great. Housing is great. A convention center is great. The only thing that’s not great is that they don’t own the land they want to put it on.”
Faced with eviction, biz owners oppose redevelopment
"We can't even get our roads paved. We call 311 and they won't even fill a pothole. It's downright discrimination." "We want to do business here, but we're not getting that respect to do business in the city of New York."
New complex will bring success to 'bleak' Willets Point: Mayor
"What about my dreams? It's turned into a nightmare," Fodera said. "(The city) has caused the blight and the neglect."
1st Look At Willets Point Plan
Integration of housing and business, especially the volume projected for construction in a tight area, is pictured as neater and cleaner than it is likely to be in reality- where, for instance, airplane noise is tremendous.
Shulman booed at public hearing
"You show these pictures of the dirty streets and open potholes. It disgusts me, too," said Charalambos Georgios, a gas station owner. "Whose fault is it? It's my fault? These are New York City streets."
More Details Disclosed Of Willets Point Overhaul
Gotta love the Trib's editorial:
Imminent Eminent Domain
We realize that the plan is still somewhat disjointed, and that it may yet change or even fall apart; but if it does go off as planned the result will be one of the most spectacular city projects enacted in this borough since the park next door was created.
Yes, and we all know how good next door looks.
Photo from Queens Chronicle