Council approves project next to Citi Field

October, 10, 2013
10/10/13
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Via the Associated Press ...

A $3 billion plan to turn a blighted 23-acre "valley of ashes" next to the New York Mets' stadium into retail, hotel and residential space won city council approval Wednesday.

The New York City Council vote was the final step in a land use review process for the project in Queens' Willets Point neighborhood and allows the Queens Development Group to move forward. The group is a joint venture between Sterling Equities Inc. and Related Companies.

The neglected, polluted neighborhood has to undergo environmental testing and cleanup before work can begin. New construction would start following the demolition of existing structures.

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Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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