This was from December 20, 2023.
The privately financed soccer stadium, a long-awaited permanent home for the New York City Football Club, is intended to be the focal point of a sweeping mixed-use development project in Willets Point that’s expected to transform the industrial waterfront into a new neighborhood complete with a school and acres of public space. With progress one year ahead of schedule, Wednesday’s ceremony marked construction beginning on the first 880 units of affordable housing. Another 220 affordable housing units set aside for low-income seniors are expected to break ground next. More than 2,500 affordable homes in total are expected under the plan, making the project the city’s largest development of entirely affordable housing in 40 years.
Now haven't we been told the whole reason for the idea of having the Casino and other business/music venue/ restaurants to be wanting to be put on parkland is because there is nothing going to be around 126th street? Looks to me there is. I still want to know if affordable housing and a school or two being built before a possible casino being built nearby is a good thing or not?