As I was whizzing by in the ever-speedy Q65 this morning I noticed a house/ property on 25th road & CP Blvd that I always admired for being spacious and old-timey (i.e. they had a fucking yard) was missing and surrounded by a fence, indicating a fresh
demolition. See attached pic from google earth.
I will make it back there soon to take some proper pics, but I was wondering if there are any other reports on this from the Queens Crap College Point faction?
Answer from independent urban planner Paul Graziano:
"That was the Stratton House - the last house standing that was originally built by the Stratton family, who were the founders of College Point before it was known as College Point (it was originally known as Strattonport). We tried to get it landmarked last year and, of course, the LPC turned it down. It was a great house with beautiful property. When I got the area rezoned, because it's on College Point Boulevard, City Planning refused to consider a lower zoning category. So while most of College Point was rezoned from multi-family to detached one or two-family houses, College Point Boulevard remained a higher density zone. I think it sold for $3 million last year and they're gonna build some excellent Queens Crap on the site."
Goodbye Queens history. Hello Queens Crap!