City breaks ground on massive affordable housing development at Willets Point

Mayor Eric Adams joined by community leaders gathered in Queens for the groundbreaking of a massive new affordable housing complex at Willets Point — marking the first phase of the city’s plan to transform the area surrounding Citi Field. 

The project, which will house 880 apartments at 38-21 Seaver Way, is the first batch of a planned 2,500 below-market-rate apartments coming to Willets Point in the coming years, which represents the city’s largest development of entirely affordable units in four decades, Adams said.