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A trip down memory lane: Revisiting the rich history of Flushing, Willets Point

Jul. 19, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Flushing was established as a settlement of New Netherland on Oct. 10, 1645, on the eastern bank of Flushing Creek. It was named after the Dutch city of Vlissingen, which was the European base of the Dutch West India company. When the British took control of New Amsterdam in…
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New York City Football Club selects architect, contractor to build its new home at Willets Point

Apr. 21, 2023 By Bill Parry New York City Football Club (NYCFC) is moving forward with its plan to build a $780 million, privately-financed, state-of-the-art 25,000-seat soccer stadium at Willets Point. The 2021 Major League Soccer champions have selected HOK as the architect and Turner Construction Company as the general contractor to design and build…
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Willets Point transformation plan gets plenty of support during public scoping hearing

Apr. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry The city’s plan to transform Willets Point into an entirely new neighborhood with 2,500 new affordable homes, a privately-funded soccer stadium and a 250-room hotel got overwhelming support from participants during a virtual hearing on April 4. The Mayor’s Office of Environmental Coordination hosted the session that brought together…
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