Willets Point

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Today's Banksy Is a Sphinx Made of Rocks in Queens [UPDATED]

    You guys! Banksy made a graffiti! This one's made of cinderblocks. The harbinger of the encroaching forces of English darkness turned up in Queens today. "Everything but the kitchen Sphinx," he puns on his website, horribly. "A 1/36 scale replica of the great Sphinx of Giza made from smashed cinde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg Gets Mixed Report Card on Massive Spending

    ​Mike Bloomberg met Diana Taylor at a luncheon of the Citizens Budget Commission, a business group known for its salty independence and telling assessments of city budgets. Diana was a trustee, and Bloomberg became a fan of the group almost as quickly as he became Diana's number one fan, all w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Sadly, John Liu and Mike Bloomberg Don't Clash over Deadbeat Agency

    ​There were high hopes this morning that an audit finding by new comptroller John Liu that the city's development agency was hoarding $125 million it owes our cash-starved city would lead to the first big clash between the comptroller and the mayor. Alas, those hopes were shot down midway thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    More Anti-Monserrate Rumors and Noises, Which Will Result in Nothing Much

    Not enough time has passed since state senator Hiram Monserrate was cleared of most serious charges in the alleged slashing of his girlfriend, so local politicians are obliged to keep on acting as if they might do something about the presence of the batterer in the chamber. NY1 says the state sena ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2007

    On the Outs in Brooklyn

    The city's complicity behind the borough's soaring eviction rate

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    Stuck in the City—and Lovin' It

    Four cool adventures for three hot months

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005

    Weiner Scores with Mets Deal

    Mayoral hopeful was king of the Queens option For months now, statements from the Weiner campaign dealing with the West Side stadium have ended with the line, "Fourteen months ago, in April of 2004, Rep. Weiner was the first to suggest building in Willets Point, Queens," or something similar. It wa ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2005

    The Hucksters

    The people who tried to sell you the world's most expensive stadium

  • News

    April 19, 2005

    Weiner Sets the Pace

    As Ferrer stumbles, the skinny congressman from Brooklyn muscles up