Thursday, July 28, 2016
City demolishing certain Willets Point properties
From DNA Info:
Demolition work began last week on a section of Willets Point, the first sign of progress on a multi-billion dollar overhaul from the city and private developers.
The strip of closed auto body shops along 126th Street between 38th and Roosevelt avenues was completely demolished by Tuesday morning by Tully Construction, the project's general contractor.
Workers at shops nearby that are still open said the work began about a week ago, but the main demolition started within the last two days.
The demolished shops have been empty for months, and construction fences for the project went up in April.
Demolition is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, according to the city.
Nice to see that the city is spending money when they don't even know yet what will happen with the property. Remember that pesky lawsuit that stopped the whole thing?