NEW YORK – Scores of people are protesting a controversial plan backed by Mayor Bloomberg to develop a 60-acre site in Queens into a new neighborhood of homes, shops, offices and entertainment.
Community Board 7 will cast its vote Monday night on the plan for the gritty area known as Willets Point, near the Mets' new baseball stadium.
Willets Point land and business owners — along with hundreds of their employees — say they intend to protest the meeting.
Among many concerns, including traffic congestion, the Willets Point Industry and Realty Association says the project lacks a developer or a formal plan.
The board's vote is only advisory.