What was promised in 2009:
What will actually be developed as of today:
Renderings courtesy of NYC Economic Development Corporation - click for larger versions
Hardly Any Affordable Housing!
No Convention Center!
Hardly Any Jobs!
Note that half of phase 1 is listed as a "buffer". So people will lose their property and their jobs for empty space that will likely become a parking lot for Shitty Field.
This is nothing more than a Wilpon-driven Citifield beautification project. The development is concentrated right across the street from the Mets' offices.
But we're going to pay for it.
As well as Claire's bridge to nowhere.