How A Mythical Soccer Stadium Became Queens' Biggest Political Futbol
Willets Point, the warren of auto-repair shops that for generations sat on a muddy peninsula between the Mets' ballpark and Flushing Creek, has been targeted for an overhaul ever since 'the Mets' ballpark' still meant Shea Stadium.
Updated: Jan 8, 2019 3:30 PM
Man Arrested For Crime Of Having Way Too Awesome Van (That Played Crazy Loud Music)
Oh all of a sudden it's a crime in America blast music out of your bitchin' van's 50 huge speakers?
Updated: Jun 20, 2016 5:48 PM
Can Willets Point Swap A Mega Mall For Affordable Housing?
"I think we're really back to square one."
Updated: Oct 13, 2015 2:37 PM
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against A Mall Gobbling Up Flushing Meadows Parkland
A judge has thrown out a suit that would stop a massive giveaway of parkland to build a new mall.
Updated: Aug 21, 2014 12:14 PM
Why Is NYC Destroying A Thriving Immigrant Economy To Bail Out The Mets' Owners?
And why was the Bloomberg administration so eager to push through a deal that will put yet another mall in Flushing and evict small businesses?
Updated: Mar 15, 2014 5:27 PM
NYCHA Units Sit Empty For Years Despite Desperate Demand For Housing
Meanwhile, the Bloomberg administration is rushing to solidify more than $12 billion in real estate projects.
Updated: Dec 16, 2013 1:58 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Giant Citi Field Mega Mall Creeps Toward Approval
Borough President Helen Marshall signed off on the 1.4-million-square-foot mall, meaning it has only a few steps to go before ground can break.
Updated: Jul 9, 2013 3:35 PM
Bet On Mr. Met: Mets Owners Consider Citi Field Casino, Hotel And Mall Complex
Mr. Met seems best suited to roulette.
Updated: Feb 5, 2013 5:50 PM
Photos: US Open
Today (Because Of Nearby Junk Yard Fire)
Plumes of dark black smoke are floating over the U.S. Open in Flushing this afternoon from a nearby junk yard fire.
Updated: Aug 31, 2012 2:17 PM
[UPDATE] Wal-Mart Has "Stealth Campaign" To Open First NYC Location Next To Citi Field
While we were all watching Cheap Trampolines Invade East New York, Wal-Mart was yawning and putting its arm around us so it could cop a feel in Willets Point.
Updated: Aug 2, 2012 12:59 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Injured Osprey Found In Willets Point
Yesterday—the Origin of Species reports in a blog post titled "Take These
Updated: Aug 27, 2010 5:54 PM
State Gets Bitchy About City's Willets Point Plans
From a NY Times article about the state's problems with the
Updated: Aug 13, 2010 2:57 PM
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