Friday, November 9, 2007

Day-glo typo

Without question, the photos that I have attached are demonstrative of a construction renaissance. The superior building techniques that are evidenced in the photos are a prime example of the master craftsmen who have been retained to construct this project.
The fence, with its bright fluorescent orange paint and legible writing (note my sarcasm) has "Caution" spelled incorrectly. Its spelled "Costion". What really makes that sad is this building is across the street from PS 205. Of course the nearly collapsed fence is decorated with the typical graffiti.
As the children from PS 205 leave school, they get to see the giant day-glo orange sign that reads "Costion".
The building is located at 230-09 67th Ave (Lee Goldman La.) in Bayside, Queens.
In my personal opinion the building is oversized, poorly planned, horribly placed and unfortunately typical of the "Renaissance" that everyone keeps telling me about.

- Marcus

12 comments:

kingofnycabbies said...

It's bad enough if it's supposed to be "caution," but given the "active" in front of it, is it possible they were going for "construction"?

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong, but I think that they were trying to spell construction. Oh my.

ken said...

"renaissance?!"

I'd hope they were being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

You can't even park your car in this neighborhood any more. All these one-family little houses mostly without basements are being replaced with these carbon copy two-family houses. There should be a moratorium on construction in that neighbor-hood. The asian people undoubtedly want their children to go to the school across the street. By the way, that school has a full day pre-K curriculum for which we pay taxes. There appears to be no other full day pre-K curriculum in Bayside available in other schools. This should not be allowed. All children and parents should be afforded the same curriculum. Construction has been nonstop there. Presumably, the school, if not already, will be terribly overcrowded. In addition, it is obvious that the inhabitants in many cases move in before any cert. of occupancy is issued. In some cases the basement is rented out.

Anonymous said...

i used to deliver the long island press in that neighborhood in the late '60s early '70s. it borders alley pond park. a beautiful area. extremely quiet (at least back then) you wouldn't even know you were in new york city boundries. back then it was mostly jewish / italian. today? well we all know why the old hoods are going the way of the dinasaur.

verdi said...

This looks like a frontier mining town building
out of the old wild west....hi, ho Silver !
(We need the Lone Ranger to ride once again) !

Anonymous said...

Another project by "Mighty John Young"

Anonymous said...

Amazing, permits issued 11/7/07 and the building looks almost finished. Lightning speed.

Anonymous said...

Do DOB rules apply to the Asian community?

Anonymous said...

That is hilarious, yet quite sad at the same time.

On the bright side, here's a beautiful brick row house in Astoria:

http://www.mlsli.com/unidetails.cfm?mlnum=1972827&typeprop=1&phm=1

Anonymous said...

Like 'bifsteak' is 'beaf steak', 'costion' is 'caution construction'.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a great T-shirt.....it read:

"Welcome to America. Now speak English" !