Post Tagged with: "Willets Point"

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Willets Point’s Latino Workers in 360°

Labor, Latino, Queens, Video March 20, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Queens Latino publishes its first 360-degree virtual reality video, which follows Latino workers in Willets Point, in collaboration with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism students.

Marco Neira, with his back to Phase 2 of the project seeking to transform Willets Point. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Willets Point Shops and Latino Mechanics Going Bankrupt

Business, Latino, Queens November 11, 2016 at 3:32 pm

As several development projects in Willet Points have stalled due to a court ruling, Hispanic-owned car repair businesses are going bankrupt, Queens Latino reports.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Demolition begins on Willets Point (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

What the New Willets Point Will Mean for the Chinese Community

Business, East Asian, Queens August 4, 2016 at 6:24 pm

With the demolition of Willets Point underway, Chinese business leaders in Flushing worry about what the redevelopment could mean for Flushing, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Whither Willets Point?

Whither Willets Point?

Business, Queens, Real Estate August 28, 2015 at 3:46 pm

The development of a mall, affordable housing and other parts of a plan for Willets Point are in jeopardy now that the de Blasio administration has declined to join real estate developers in contesting a July ruling against them, reports Queens Chronicle.

Pedro Estevez of the United Auto Merchants Association addressing fellow auto workers at a July 9 meeting on Jerome Ave. (Photo by Cole Rosengren via Hunts Point Express)

Readying Hunts Point for Auto Shops

Bronx, Business, Environment July 17, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Auto shops that vacated Willets Point in Queens may soon settle in their new home in Hunts Point, which they say will be environmentally friendly, reports Hunt Point Express.

Willets Point auto shop owners say they're not leaving until the city helps secure they're new location. (Photo by Cristina Schreil, via Queens Chronicle)

Willets Point Group Hunkers Down Despite Scheduled Eviction

Bronx, Business, Government, Queens, Real Estate June 5, 2015 at 6:42 pm

The auto shop owners of Sunset Cooperative in Willets Point, Queens, were supposed to be out of their units by June 1, but they say they’re not going anywhere and are on a hunger strike until progress is made on their new location in the Bronx, report Queens papers.

A view of Willets Point. (Photo via Times Ledger)

Arguing Against Willets West Mall

Business, Queens, Real Estate April 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Plaintiffs in the case against Willet West, the mega-mall portion of the $3 billion Willets Point development, believe appellate justices are receptive to their arguments, Times Ledger reports.

A business at Willets POint (Photo by d.aniela, Creative commons license)

Some Businesses Settle Willets Point Suit

Bronx, Business, Environment, Queens, Real Estate April 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

Some Willets Point businesses will receive funds to ease their relocation to the Bronx, but others remain opposed to the move, media outlets in Queens report.

David Walentas in 2011 at the Empire Fulton Ferry Park in Brooklyn, which his real estate company developed. (Photo by Cooper Miller, Creative Commons license)

Business Donors Get Around NYC Campaign Curbs

A CUNY Journalism School investigation shows that in 2013, insiders found ways to fund those they favored.          

Desolate streets in Willets Point, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Korean Businesses in Willets Point Can’t Afford to Move

Business, East Asian, Queens March 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

No Korean stores in Willets Point have been evicted yet – though there are only six – but their days are numbered, reports Korea Daily.

About 50 auto shops that were thrown out of Queens have signed a lease to move into this warehouse on Leggett Avenue. (photo by Joe Hirsch, via The Hunts Point Express)

Locals Seek to Put the Brakes on Bronx-Bound Auto Shops

Bronx, Business, Environment March 21, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Hunts Point residents fear that the arrival of auto body shops uprooted from Willets Point will cause a spike in traffic, pollution and crime, reports The Hunts Point Express.

Marta Gualotuna (right), who owns Emanuel Corporation, was one of the business owners displaced from Willets Point, who vented their frustrations against the city and its lack of help during the displacement process. To her right is Arturo Olaya, president of the Willets Point Defense Committee. (Photo by Joe Marvilli via Queens Tribune)

Displaced Willets Point Owners Say City Fails Them

Business, Government, Queens March 11, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Evicted auto shop owners demand the compensation and relocation sites promised to them by the city, report Queens publications.

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Opinion: Revisit Willets Point Development Plan

Business, Housing, Labor, Opinion, Queens, Real Estate February 18, 2014 at 4:07 pm

An opinion piece in the Queens Tribune suggests that the planners go back to the drawing board to redesign the Willets Point development project.

Auto body shops like this one in Hunts Point may soon be joined by those evicted from Willets Point. (Photo by Andre dos Santos, Creative Commons license)

A New ‘Point’ for Evicted Auto Body Shops

Bronx, Business February 14, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Dozens of auto mechanics displaced by development plans in Willets Point may have a new home in Hunts Point, Bronx, reports Hunts Point Express.