The battle over Willets Point in Queens, aka the Iron Triangle, where the city is planning a $3 billion redevelopment, has gone video. This is a long, but fascinating look at some of the businesses that aren't anxious to get out of the way of up to 1.7 million square feet of retail, thousands of units of housing, a hotel, convention center and other things, across the street from the new Citi Field. (The vid, which sort of stayed below the pre-Thanksgiving radar, comes from the Willets Point Industry & Realty Association.) There's a hearing later this week on the plan and a long way to go, especially if the landowners and tenants get organized and become, you know, litigious about that whole eminent domain thing.
· Willets Point: Neglect, Not Blight [Brit in Brooklyn]
· The third world of Queens [Queens Crap]
· Will Iron Triangle Auto Body Shops & Junk Yards Go Peacefully? [Curbed]