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Willets Point: NYC's Iraq?

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The Huffington Post takes a nostalgic look at what will happen to Willets Point's long-time business owners if the city's redevelopment plan goes ahead. The businesses with the most land say they've gotten offers from the city to relocate them to gentrifying neighborhoods, but eminent domain experts expect the city to be less generous toward smaller businesses. And it's a dangerous world in Willets Point: "The streets are spotted with potholes that have filled up with the weekend's melted snow," leading one resident to conclude that "it looks like Iraq out there." [HuffPo; previously]