Friday, May 4, 2007

A house too narrow: Staten Island edition

This three-bedroom house on Ramona Ave. on Staten Island is only 10 feet wide:

This McMansion's on a diet

Nice to see that Queens isn't alone...

Photo from Daily News


georgetheatheist said...

It is as plain as the nose on your face. Compare the photo of this S.I. house with the photo of the Fitzgerald/Ginsburg house in the Crapper post right before this.

Anonymous said...

Gotta squeeze in all the aliens! I only wonder how cramped the illegal basement apt is.

verdi said...

I guess you've got to be narrow minded to live in this "railroad flat" construction!

Look at those over-sized pretentious windows!

After you've completed your work-out program at Crunch or Jenny Craig just might be able to squeeze in this "spacious" home.....sideways!

P.S. You'd better consider getting a Mini Cooper for transportation. That's about all you can fit in that doll house garage!

Anonymous said...

This house is not so different from what is built elsewhere on Staten Island. The zoning was supposed to have changed to ensure side yards, backyards, but when it comes right down to it the most important thing is that the builders make money. This is probably billed as "affordable housing".

Anonymous said...

I generally agree with a lot of what the posters have to say, but am disturbed by the rhetoric on "aliens" -- they aren't the only market for this hideous housing, are they?

Anonymous said...


If you notice, the newer housing is generally built on marginal land, next to elevated trains and the like. The construction is generally of the cheapest quality available and often awkwardly laid out. In no time they will fall apart and will need to be rehabed every generation or so.

These apartments are targeted for students and immigrants as warehouses and dorms. This is not the place to raise a family for a generation, but to exploit a community to make as much money as quickly as possible.

Tenements in other words.