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The owners of a vacant lot on Cross Bay Boulevard got all the permits they need and will begin construction on a strip mall soon.
Dave Koptiev of Platinum Realty said all the permits the company needed from the city have been finalized. He estimated the strip mall will be completed in eight months.
Eyesores and community terrors were the main topics of discussion at last Thursday’s Juniper Park Civic Association meeting, with positive news being delivered by authorities on both fronts.
As an angry JPCA President Bob Holden held up an image of a graffiti-covered commercial box truck illegally parked in the driveway of a residential building, Department of Buildings Queens Community Liaison Ken Lazar reported to the crowd of around 60 people that the agency is continuing to issue summonses to the owners of such properties.
City agencies’ defense of Industrial Business Zones — areas set aside to promote industrial growth — has become somewhat of an affectation as more and more pieces break off of the IBZs to accommodate residential and commercial uses.
Almost one year ago, a plan to erect a 90,000-square-foot residential building was presented at a Citizens for a Better Ridgewood meeting. Many were thrilled at having a new residence on the corner of Woodward Avenue and Starr Street but urban planning and IBZ advocates said the building is a blatant contradiction of City Planning’s “iron-clad commitment” to preserving manufacturers and industrial businesses.
For the first time in more than five years, there is movement regarding the site of the former Parkway Hospital.
The abandoned structure at 70-35 113 St. in Forest Hills was quietly put on the auction block on Jan. 10, with the winning $22 million bid submitted by 70-35 113th Street LLC, according to published reports.
Though its walls have been painted over, the legacy of 5Pointz lives on as it was announced that George Tsypin, a production designer, created the Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony in a studio space inside the graffiti mecca.
“In terms of design, we produced a lot of things right here,” Tsypin told NBC’s Meredith Viera.
One of Queens’ longest-running controversies is the fate of the decaying, abandoned Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch from Rego Park to Ozone Park (the somewhat misleading name signified that the line hooked up with what is now the subway system’s Rockaway branch at its southern end).
As is the case for other abandoned railway lines throughout the country, the conflict pits those who want to make the roadbed into a nature trail or park against transit advocates who wish to reinstitute rail (or subway) service.
It may be a new year with a new city government, but change apparently is not coming to the former Parkway Hospital site anytime soon, according to two area civic leaders and the Borough President’s Office.
The land containing the vacant building at 70-35 113th St. in Forest Hills has been the subject of complaints and frustration since it closed in 2008.
Merchants along one of the borough’s busiest and longest commercial strips are moving ahead with plans to create a business improvement district.
Liberty Avenue business owners have proposed a BID for the shopping district stretching from the Van Wyck Expressway in Richmond Hill to Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park — a distance of about 40 blocks. That would make it one of the city’s longest.
They started with painting one stripe. Since then, the New York State Pavilion has regained some of its original glory at the hands of John Piro, Mitch Silverstein and other volunteers.
Despite the loss of its original multicolored Plexiglas roof and general neglect by the city, the almost 50-year-old pavilion looks about as good as it can for those driving past on the Long Island Expressway or walking through the park.
A housing development and hotel complex project in Fresh Meadows are chugging along, despite complaints from area residents.
Eighteen two-family houses were completed two years ago, but the developer, George Xu, was unable to obtain certificates of occupancy and they remain empty. The project’s address is 183-15 Horace Harding Expressway, with the residences located in the rear and side on 183rd Street and Booth Memorial Avenue.
Some of us will be lucky enough to never know what it feels like to be without a home, but eight LaGuardia Community College theater students set out to temporarily experience the day-to-day lives of homeless people in New York City.
LCC assistant theater professor Stefanie Sertich partnered with fellow assistant theater professor Ryan McKinney of Brooklyn Community College to create a program that would require a group of young adults to gather information and experience from months of community service at homeless shelters and experiencing life on the street as well.
The lot on Cross Bay Boulevard between 149th Avenue and North Conduit Avenue in Ozone Park has sat vacant, surrounded by a fence, for more than a decade. Back then, a giant sign on the fence at the site, which sits adjacent to the Magnolia Court housing development, advertised a strip mall or commercial center that would be built to suit a potential buyer.
That sign is gone now and the fence, now covered in graffiti, is also starting to show its age.
The residents of Sunnyside Gardens won a major battle over the Aluminaire House on Tuesday.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously rejected the proposal that would have moved the house into the historic neighborhood, against the wishes of many of the residents and elected officials.
Behind the graffiti-covered plywood rested an unknown number of bodies until 2011 when they were discovered during the excavation process for an apartment complex’s construction. Over a dozen more graves were uncovered in October.
In Western Queens, 2013 was the year of development and affordable housing. Willets Point, Hallets Point, Hunters Point and 5Pointz became names commonly thrown around by politicians, community boards and civic groups throughout the area. There wasn’t a month that didn’t go by when residents, electeds and developers went head to head on major development projects, illegal apartments, a massive soccer stadium plan or even the possible closing of their neighborhood movie theater.
After more than four years of waiting for improvements at the former Mary Immaculate Hospital building, Jamaica residents will have to hold their breath a little longer.
Following an inspection by the Department of Buildings on Dec. 16, the property at 150-13 89 Ave. was issued a stop-work order the next day citing a “huge pile of debris” during demolition of the first floor and cellar.
For many years, the Wolkoff family, wealthy developers, allowed street artists to paint all over the old warehouse in Long Island City known as 5Pointz. That came to an end in the very early hours of Tuesday morning, as crews painted over the street art that had made the building an icon to many.
But the artists and those who keep up with the news in Queens knew, or should have known, that it would happen one day. And the Wolkoffs had every right to do it. Yes, the artists were trying to stop the building’s pending destruction in court, but they had a very difficult case to make. And they were trying to get it landmarked, but that’s a long, arduous process. They may very well be right that the Wolkoffs took action this week in response to the landmarking effort.
Marc Panteleno is getting tired of going outside and seeing his and his neighbors’ car windows broken.
At least half a dozen instances have occurred near his home on Shore Parkway in Lindenwood where car windows have been shattered, allegedly, Panteleno thinks, by BB guns, shot by people as they drive along Shore Parkway’s service road.
Graffiti mecca 5Pointz was painted over in the wee hours of the morning, killing any hope of the building getting landmark status.
This morning, artists and art lovers woke up to terrible news that the aerosol arts mecca 5Pointz was painted over last night.
The fate of graffiti mecca 5Pointz has been up in the air for weeks after 17 artists filed a lawsuit to block Jerry Wolkoff — owner of the building — from razing it.
The paint-spattered building, which has drawn thousands of art fans to Long Island City, is up for demolition with a large, mixed-use development set to be put in its place.
State Sen. Tony Avella, left, with Bruce Pienkny of City Solve removing graffiti.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has been fighting graffiti since before he became an elected city official in 2002. Now he’s instituting a program for his entire district.
The 11th District includes College Point, Whitestone, Flushing, North Flushing, Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Little Neck, Douglaston, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, New Hyde Park, Bellerose, Fresh Meadows, Hollis, Queens Village and Jamaica.
5Pointz, the graffiti mecca in Long Island City, has been spared for another two weeks after a judge reviewed the lawsuit seeking to block its destruction, filed by 16 artists who have their work on the building.
“The artists were very pleased, they were very happy and I think it gave some of them some hope,” Jeannine Chanes, one of the attorneys representing the artists, said.
City Councilman Eric Ulrich has many of the qualities you want in a lawmaker. He’s intelligent and thoughtful, principled but moderate, ambitious but not an egomaniac.
He deserves to be re-elected Nov. 5.