Bloomberg to the Red Room for Willets Point Announcement

Michael Bloomberg is making a rare appearance in the Red Room in City Hall in a few minutes for a press conference to announce a deal on the affordable housing in the redevelopment of Willets Point.

City Councilman Hiram Monserrate represents the area in Queens and had been a major obstacle to the mayor’s plans.

The only other time Bloomberg has attended a press conference in the Red Room was to celebrate the passage of congestion pricing.

A source briefed on the deal said the plan calls for the creation of 5,000 units of housing, 800 of which would be reserved for people making between $23,000 and $46,000.

Bloomberg to the Red Room for Willets Point Announcement