Submitted by M.P:
The west side of 66th Ave between 99th St & 102nd St, Rego Park, was formerly the site of a 1941 charming row of 2-family private homes. It was partially demolished in June 2005 to make way for a 7-story residential building with 22 dwelling units.
Nothing says neighborliness like demolishing 4 & "a half" homes from an existing intact row, extending the property line out to the curb, and eliminating 60+ year-old mature trees with front lawns. Disturbing the continuity of the row and the block from 102nd St, we see a monster of a brick wall with half a house stuck to it. Perhaps the developer has intentions of continuing the overdevelopment of the block at some point, since the side is windowless. He's generous for leaving half a house. The building is still under construction, but immediately detectable is space for aluminum balconies which will rust in no time, stucco and orange bricks, and a massive out-of-proportion roof tower (a blank canvas). Looking west from the path on 66th Road, one would originally see an entire planned community of pink-roofed homes and a green oasis, with views to Flushing Meadows.