Thursday, November 8, 2007

Crescent Club golf ball giveaway

"Passed by the Crescent Club sales office on Queens Plaza North in Long Island City today and picked up a free Crescent logo golf ball.
I also took some shots of the kitchen and bathroom; they look pretty cool, very club like.
They claim the building will have a pool and a putting green. Is this the Queens we know?"

- Purebrooklyn

No, it's the Queens that's being forced upon us.

23 comments:

Travis said...

This looks really neat, I hear there is a putting green in the sales office, can anyone confirm?

Anonymous said...

Well....they've certainly got balls.....
and giving them away.....at that !

verdi said...

No "Travis".....but I hear there's
a driving range on the roof top......
and a fat prize for anyone who can hit a ball
across the East River !

Michael said...

So what if people want these amenities and who are you to say they should not have them?

Queens Crapper said...

Please show me who here said that the people who live here shouldn't have the amenities they want.

Anonymous said...

Unless you manage hedge funds, fuhgettaboutit

Anonymous said...

"Please show me who here said that the people who live here shouldn't have the amenities they want."

Here you go -
"They claim the building will have a pool and a putting green. Is this the Queens we know?"

- Purebrooklyn

No, IT'S THE QUEENS THAT'S BEING FORCED UPON US." (emphasis added)

Michael said...

"Is this the Queens we know? ...
No, this is the Queens that is being forced upon us."

That sounds like to me that there is some sort of a problem with a kitchen and bath that look "very club like" and a swimming pool.

It does not literally say that they should not have those amenities, it imply's that the "Queens we know" should not.

Please by all means correct me if I am mistaken.

Anonymous said...

This is a result of rezoning to accommodate developers. I would say this was forced upon Queens. The people who live here weren't asking for highrises at Queens Plaza. If those who choose to live in them want golf, that's a different issue.

Anonymous said...

The people who live in Queens do not prefer the current, drab Queens Plaza to new, luxury and high-end amenity filled condos. This blog would make you think that people in Queens aren't good enough for high-end buildings and nice amenities.

Anonymous said...

These highrises aren't being built for the people of Queens. They are being built for cheap Manhattanites, transplants from other parts of the country and foreign investors.

Michael said...

I have lived in Queens my entire life and I remember what that part of Huners Point was like before the City Lights building was built.
I like it better now.
As far as those buildings not being built for the people of Queens, the people living in them....they now ARE the people of Queens.

Anonymous said...

That's right, to hell with the people who were here already. Why should developers build homes for people who were born and raised here and would like to continue to live here? Better to build cheap crap for the tweeded and highrises for the well off. F*ck the working class.

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Queens my entire life and I like the new LIC developments better than what had been there too. I also know quite a few people moving into these condos from other parts of Queens.
Unless everyone commenting here are Native Americans or had family on the Mayflower, you or your family came to Queens from someplace else as well. Maybe we shouldn't have built all that housing in Queens after WWII for the returning soldiers, since they didn't live in Queens before . . .

Anonymous said...

"Maybe we shouldn't have built all that housing in Queens after WWII for the returning soldiers, since they didn't live in Queens before . ."

Bad example. Those were working class people for the most part. As for Native Americans, they weren't the first either.

Michael said...

Yes, a lot of the apartments and condos in Hunters Point are on the more expensive side but I have seen plenty of apartments and condos being built throughout the borough for the working class .I have seen at least twenty 3 family houses built within 10 blocks of my working class neighborhood home so I fail to see what your argument is.

georgetheatheist said...

That's right! Remember so-called "Native Americans" (newbies via the Bering Strait)supplanted the Solutreans, arrivals from southern France/northern Spain, way before the "natives" did.

Anonymous said...

"I have seen plenty of apartments and condos being built throughout the borough for the working class"

You mean the pieces of Queens Crap? Why can't they build quality housing for people who make less than 6 figures? Is that so much to ask for?

eamallc said...

What is so great about this? Its a kitchen and a bathroom the size of a closet for a million plus, Im sure. Not to mention, its the same standard boring mass produced cabinetry and appliances you see in every new building going up around the city. Not very original.
In 5-10 years, its going to look very dated. Hopefully, the morons pouring their hard earned money into this schlock will get some of it back. But dont count on it.

Anonymous said...

"Those were working class people for the most part."

So it is ok to build housing for people to move to Queens that you find acceptable, but not for others? People who are not "working class people," as you term it, who want to move to Queens should not be free to do so? And I'm not sure why you distinguish "working class," because I am certain that white collar people "work" pretty hard themselves.

Julie said...

We need more middle income housing, not luxury housing. The middle class is leaving in droves because they can't afford to live here anymore. We need to stop the hemorrhaging, and a handful of units in complexes that house hundreds may sound good but does nothing to help solve the problem.

Anonymous said...

"Michael".....
if you give me your address....
I'd be glad to send you (gratis)
a case of Chapstick.

After kissing the ass of this developer
you must sorely need some relief !

Michael said...

How about you give me your address and I'll come pick it up tough guy?!