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Redevelopment project next to NY Mets' stadium is revived

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NEW YORK (AP) - A long-planned redevelopment project for a neighborhood of run-down car-repair shops next to the New York Mets' stadium is back on the drawing board.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a deal Tuesday for 1,100 apartments, a school, open space and retail in the Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field.

The Willets Point project was first proposed by former mayor Michael Bloomberg. It appeared dead in 2015 when a court ruled that the city could not take a piece of Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a large shopping mall.

The latest version of the plan will not include the mall.

De Blasio says all the apartments will be affordable to low or moderate-income New Yorkers.

Related Cos. and Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz will remain as the developers.

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