Reviewing Renewal: A Willet’s Point Walk
Where: Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
718-592-9700 Price: Free
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Dr. Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough Historian, leads this walking tour of the Willets Point Urban Renewal area. East of Citi Field (the New York Mets baseball stadium) is a sewerless hardscrabble area of auto junkyards and related businesses that has twice beaten back attempts at redevelopment. But as it is located between the new stadium and a booming Chinatown in Flushing, public and private interests are again trying to transform “Willets Point.” We’ll confront ecological issues and learn why “Willets Point” is a misnomer.
RSVP required, meet in the Queens Museum lobby. The walk begins and ends at the Queens Museum and is part of 596 Acres’ exhibit Reviewing Renewal on the Queens Museum Panorama.Buy tickets/get more info now