The New York Daily News today published a year-end review of everything that went on in Queens in 2006. Of course, the details of overdevelopment projects along the waterfront are highlighted while related stories, such as anticipated hospital closings and the Astoria blackout, two topics that are directly connected to our lack of preparedness for the avalanche of new development, are just footnotes:
The year's 'cooler' moments
If that isn't bad enough, we have our illustrious Queens Borough President lauding the effort to convert a former Jamaica courthouse into Queens Crap. Check out the photo of the architectural rendering for this and shudder... The plan is to basically take the facade of this beautiful building and embed it into a glass nightmare.