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NEW YORK CITY-A group of approximately 90 businesses, many auto-body repair shops and junkyards in the “Iron Triangle” in Queens have received offers from the city to relocate in order to make way for a major redevelopment of Willets Point.

Thwarting efforts thus far to secure lands for the first phase of the more than 60-acre redevelopment project have been several hundred businesses in the Willets Point section near Citi Field. The city offered in an Aug. 9 letter to about 90 tenants a payout equal to a year’s rent at their current location if they move their operations elsewhere by November, according to the Wall Street Journal. The first phase of the Willets Point redevelopment calls for retail, housing and a school.

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