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CurbedWire: Flatiron Plaza Marches On, Trucks Rallying at Shea

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FLATIRON?Work on the Flatiron Plaza, the grand endeavor intended to make Madison Square make sense, marches on. A reader sends in the photo above and writes, "Here's a photo I took just now of paving work taking place in the middle of the street (new pedestrian area) just south of 23rd Street. The tan region is the pedestrian surface, which they are laying in over ordinary street pavement." We can almost feel it coming together. [CurbedWire Inbox]

WILLETS POINT?Right about now, Mets fans might be noticing an unusual number of trucks in the greater Shea Stadium Metroplex. This is because the Willets Point Industry and Realty Association, which represents owners holding more than half of the privately held land in Willets Point, which is the target of a massive city development scheme, are demonstrating outside the game. Specifically, they're having a truck rally. "As part of the demonstration, trucks will carry banners informing Mets fans of the city's attempt to use eminent domain to take private property and turn it over to a politically-connected developer, destroying jobs in the process. Beginning at 5:30 pm, immediately prior to the Mets game at 7pm, dozens of trucks from Willets Points businesses will begin to circle the stadium." This is a reschedule of the rainout a couple of weeks ago. There's a press conference before the truck rally. [CurbedWire Inbox]