Biz owners say surprise vacate orders are prep for redevelopment
This strip of auto body shops next to Citi Field is slated to be transformed into a large shopping district as the City Council approved the Willets Point development plan. The project has been controversial since it was first proposed.
Akram Mohibi, owner of a Willets Point muffler shop, he claims was wrongly shuttered, showing his corkboard of city permits and licenses.
Jamshid Sabeti, left, points to DOB violations he claims were used to close his business but belonged to another property.