A Group Of Auto Shops Will Relocate To The Bronx

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After much back and forth, 47 auto shops will relocate from the Willets Point Iron Triangle to a 34,000-square-foot warehouse at Hunts Point in the Bronx. Marco Neira, president of the Sunrise Cooperative, a group of auto shops relocating together, said they signed the lease last week with NAI Friedland, […]

Willets Point Businesses Await Resolution

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Several Willets Point business owners came together once again to demand the City provide compensation and relocation for their removal from their neighborhood. Members of the Willets Point Defense Committee of Small Businesses and Workers and State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) met in his Bayside office to protest the mistreatment […]

Willets Fiasco Needs To End

Since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the legacy project of a retail and entertainment center at Willets Point almost two years ago, we have been troubled with many of the details. Several of the decisions have been questionable at best, leaving many in the Borough wondering if anyone other than developers and their friends would […]

Willets Workers Protest Push-Off

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer As the holidays approach, Willets Point businesses have gotten coal in their stockings, but they do not plan to take the offense lightly. Since the Queens Borough Board voted on Nov. 18 to allow the City’s Economic Development Council to sell the 23 acres of land for $1 to the […]

Deal Not Ideal

Development of the Iron Triangle has been promised to the people of Queens for years. The City Council approved a plan in 2008 that was slowly changed and became unrecognizable to many who originally agreed to it. So you’ll excuse us if we remain skeptical about the plan approved by the City Council on Wednesday, […]

Mega Mall Gets Final Approval From City Council

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s development plan to build a mega mall at Willets Point was approved by the City Council on Oct. 9. The $3 billion development project, spearheaded by the Queens Development Group, a joint venture with Related Companies and Sterling Equities, made several concessions to garner the support from […]