Photo: Claudio Fuentes
Willets Point, New York, USA.
Willets Point, known locally as the “Iron Triangle”, is an industrial neighborhood in Corona where there are many car repair shops, junkyards, waste processing sites and similar small businesses. It has been proposed a redevelopment of Willets Point that would include the building of commercial and residential spaces. This gentrification process would displace more than 1,700 employees, mostly Hispanic immigrants that would be deprived of their livelihood.
I lay down in one of the streets of Willets Point with my body covered with dirt and waste. Two people drag me for several blocks and place me outside the neighborhood.