Monday, February 25, 2008

Crappification of Queensboro Hill

Queensboro Hill was once a beautiful suburb of Flushing, with lush lawns and views of the city. Gradually, crappification is reaching the neighborhood.
The Silver Pond Seafood Restaurant, a Chinese diner, has closed and slated to be replaced with apartments on a very crowded intersection of Booth Memorial Avenue and Main Street.

Across the street from the former Chinese diner, a residential house has a billboard promoting accident lawyers, and a good intersection for such an ad. Doesn't this billboard need a permit?
Across the Street, the Booth Memorial Hospital (or whatever its new name) is expanding. Having already built one parking lot on Kissena Corridor Park, its encroachment into the park is continuing. Forget about parks expansion and a million new trees, cars need parking!
Finally, a growing industry in the neighborhood is can collecting. Just look at the wealth these old ladies have accumulated!
Their shopping carts are overflowing with other people's cans! Now that's a living! Just a few more cans, and they'll be able to afford a unit in the condo being built on the site of the Chinese diner!

All of the above photos are in the district represented by John C. Liu.

-mazeartist

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

aren't they putting a Commerce Bank on the NW corner of booth&main

Anonymous said...

John Liu hasn't represented anyone
but his own interests
since the day he took (stole) office!

Welllington Chen once described
downtown Flushing as , "A crappy Chinatown"
in an interview with the press.

It looks as though the crap is expanding eastward!

Anonymous said...

Great! For the sake of the can collectors, I hope the bank accepts nickels.

We Light Up Queens said...

Ugh!! I didn't think it was possible to make the Queens College / Booth Memorial (New York Hospital) more crowded then it already was. That community board / civic association is slacking if this is true, or maybe they just got used to it.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to point out,
but this part of "The Hill"
has always looked like doo-doo anyway.

So this will just amount to putting some shit
on top of pre-existing crap!

Anonymous said...

Sorry for my geographic mistake....
I meant southward, just slightly to the east.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that those can collectors from the picture left china to come here and collect our cans. What a great value they add to our society!

Anonymous said...

by the way, the Carvel store across the street from the restaurant is due to close by year's end (lease end).

guess what is going up...

Anonymous said...

Eh!!! I saw that Chinese lady going down my block in Glendale last Tuesday night!!!

Anonymous said...

by the way, the Carvel store across the street from the restaurant is due to close by year's end (lease end).

guess what is going up...

Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Carvel! Soo sad :(

Anonymous said...

To Those who post like this in this thread>>
"I'm so glad that those can collectors from the picture left china to come here and collect our cans. What a great value they add to our society!"

Like I am so sure that you grandparants had no good reason to leave their homeland other then say, Hey lets see coney !! and ride the coaster!

well, get used to it bud the world is ugly and its people need help,

You seem to paas on both faults!




"

Anonymous said...

well, get used to it bud the world is ugly and its people need help,
-----

And its my problem because the clubhouse needs foot soldiers?

Anonymous said...

The bottle collector looks like Astoria on recycle Mondays. You can go block after block and see people with carts collecting and transporting bottles.

So much for an upscale neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Appears that Commerce Bank will be occupying the diner site

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Anonymous said...

John Liu has done a great job of representing the Chinese...Problem is, they aren't the only people in his district. Ethnocentric politics is why NYC isn't a real community anymore, just a group of special interests. Where are the politicians willing to stand up for the quality of life of all NYers, not just those of the same background as themselves?

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Anonymous said...

Yeah, put more parking lots-because I'm tired of begging for a parking spot in front of my home everyday!

Anonymous said...

Just curious how welcoming our friends the Chinese government would be if we moved over there en masse and took over a community, I wonder if they would be as happy to abandon the principles of their society in the name of diversity as New Yorkers seem to be.

Anonymous said...

So much has changed in these last five years. Carvel is gone - now it's another cluttered Parking Lot mostly aimed towards Freight Trucks of sorts.

The Silver-pond Sea Food Restaurant across the street is now an HSBC Bank (like we need more of those, ugh).

Palace Diner is gone, now an 'upscale' Cantonese Restaurant. Key Food is gone...oh my god, this is too much. Where's the diversity anymore? I'm going to miss Flushing as it was back in the 90's. Oh well, times change I guess...