Sunday, February 17, 2008

Sticks out like a sore thumb

Here is yet another example of the crappy developments going up in Astoria. Notice how they built up and out. They even built out in the back of the house. So much for zoning laws.

- Susan

8 comments:

ken said...

the balconies almost extend to the sidewalk!

Anonymous said...

Does zoning take into account the current existing structure's set backs? Extending a building design to the sidewalk, immediately changes the look feel like this example. It's bad enough the structure towers above neigboring structures and doesn't make any attempt to blend achitecturally.

This is a basic problem of all new construction and the crapification of Queens.

Anonymous said...

Community Board 1, the community board from hell.

Anonymous said...

Where is Gianaris? He gave some stirring speaches when something like this happened at Norwood Gardens a few years ago.

Yea, stirring speaches ....

Anonymous said...

Building up and out....
every square inch must be taken advantage of
so that some greedy absentee landlord
can pack in 16 "illegals" (?) per unit, h-m-m-m ? !!!

Anonymous said...

It's CB#1....
the community board from HAYDES.

We're talkin' to Greeks here!

Where's Hermes....
ferrying another boatload in ?

Anonymous said...

George picked up the boatload under the Hell's gate and took them straight to his diner to begin washing dishes. Hermes went to pickup 16 mattresses and arranging them among the warren of rooms in the house pictured. He may have to reconfigure the basement to accomadate the next boatload - George needs wait staff.

Anonymous said...

Location please. Thank you.