Pratt Center Research

Building Resilient Communities

Making Willets Point Work for New York

Report  |  January 31, 2008

This report was prepared by the Pratt Center for Community Development and is the result of extensive conversations over several months involving several hundred residents of the communities surrounding Willets Point (especially Corona, Flushing, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst), workers and business owners from the site itself, and a wide range of community, housing, and labor organizations, based on a set of principles that were developed by Councilmembers Hiram Monserrate, John Liu and Tony Avella, Queens for Affordable Housing, ACORN, UNITE HERE and the Pratt Center.