Friday, October 10, 2008

Magic crap in Middle Village

The lot where these three "2-story, 2-family" (wink) houses in Middle Village are being built was sold in 2006 for more than $1.3M.
So, how did they get away with not having any yard space?
Q: When does 2 stories really mean 4 stories?
A: When it's on a building permit for new construction in Queens.

By the way, this is atop a hill overlooking the LIE and can be seen down in Elmhurst, which is how I originally spotted it.

12 comments:

italian girl said...

This developer is going to end up renting the apartments out. He'll never be able to sell them anymore. Any developer that bought within the last couple of years is a giant loser. He'll never make any kind of profit. Like Nancy Pelosi said, "the party's over!"

It's about time.

Anonymous said...

This was posted several months earlier under the label "Crap Hill."

Queens Crapper said...

No, it wasn't. Totally different crap.

Anonymous said...

...and if both of those structures are on a Single ZONING LOT they require 20 feet between them!!

neversleep said...

I'm running for Alderman.

When I am elelcted, I will provide affordable housing and good jobs.

I will condemn vacant crap and buy it under eminent domain, using "mark to market" principles.

Then I will tear it down and build an affordable single-family house.

Anonymous said...

how about the hideous piece of crap next to it?

Anonymous said...

"...and if both of those structures are on a Single ZONING LOT they require 20 feet between them!!"

It is up to the surrounding property owners to do their homework. It can be costly and time-consuming. If the zoning and DOB regulations have been abused write to the DOB Borough Commission (send a copy of the letter to the Mayor's office; Commissioner LiMandri; Department of Investigation and all pertinent politicians) asking them to audit the plans (which are undoubtedly self-certified).

Hopefully, you will stop them from getting their certificates of occupancies.

Let them finish unchallenged and you will have to live with the structures.

italian girl said...

"It is up to the surrounding property owners to do their homework. It can be costly and time-consuming......"

Absolutely. Not many neighbors want to devote any time much less money to save their block from ruin. The developers know this and that's why they've been raping Queens like they have been. Although I think the party may be over for these blood-suckers once and for all. :)

Anonymous said...

Middle Village is going don the drain just like Maspeth. I havent been to Metroplitan Avenue in quite a few months but I went last night, Its become a dump like Grand Avenue, almost shocking.

Neighboorhood in decline...
Check Cashing stores
99cents stores
Laundromats
CHeap clothing stores with racks outside.

Anonymous said...

^ sadly this is true and i agree. about maspeth in particular

Julie said...

2 laundromats in Maspeth went out of business and another much needed one opened up in an industrial warehouse near Stop and Shop. I don't see how the presence of a laundromat points to decline. The 99 cent stores have been around for years, and in fact, the first one opened in the Metro Mall more than 15 years ago. I don't know what "cheap clothing stores" you are talking about, either.

italian girl said...

If you guys are not content living in Maspeth or Middle Village, why don't you come on over to Whitestone? We don't have any of those types of stores here. Except we do have laundromats. Although I don't know how that place qualifies as trashing up a neighborhood. We'd love to have you. We need some more crap-hating and anti-overdevelopment residents here. Come on over!

:)