I grew up in New York. Admittedly, not in Queens, but on Long Island. Still, I was a car geek back then, and I should have known about this area. I didn't.
My friend, Jeff, sent this to me late last night. In a follow up email, he wrote: "I guess there is talk of an urban renewal project that will pretty much wipe the area out and replace it with boring apartment and office buildings. Yes, there are many things wrong with the area and it's an eyesore, but is a new development really any better?"
I could not agree more. There is far more art and culture in this area now than there will ever be in new steel and glass buildings.
I feel like all of us car geeks need to make a pilgrimage to Willets Point, before it is no more.
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