Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Locust Manor project underway

Metal skeletons are rising from the vacant lot, but Locust Manor Estates — a residential complex of new homes and cooperatives at 171-04 Baisley Blvd. — is far from completion.

On Monday, project manager Rich Culley, milled around the construction site, which will eventually include 60 two- and three-family homes, an eight-story senior residence and a 17-story apartment building. The site is a stone’s throw from Rochdale Village, near the Long Island Rail Road corridor.

New Home Development Rises Near Rochdale

Christopher March, who operates VIP Cuts, a barber shop on 172nd Street and 125th Avenue directly across from Locust Manor Estates, doesn’t expect it to affect his business. But he was surprised to hear about the towering apartment building. “Seventeen stories? Where are they gonna put that?” he asked.

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Photo from Queens Chronicle


verdi said...

Gee.....the "Queens Crap" style of "architecture" is really catching on and moving outward!

Anonymous said...

he he he he

Now you are learning. Give a developer an inch and you got to move out.

Anonymous said...

For once, a good-looking development. Let's hope the average Queensite can afford it.

Anonymous said...

17 stories in Queens is never good looking.

verdi said...

This bit of early television history, perhaps from a Museum of Broadcasting video clip......."The Life of Riley" series.

Actor William Bendix (starring role) would often say to his wife Peg, "What a revoltin' development this is"!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever heard that his land was condemed for any environmental problems that could be harmful the the folks living there?