Friday, November 14, 2008

Update on Forest Hills McMansion Mess

Re: McMansion Mess in Forest Hills

Dear Crapper,

Just saw this update on the buildings Dept. site...

-MM

STOP WORK ORDER and PARTIAL VACATE ORDER

16 comments:

Trilby said...

Sorry but I have to say this-- I get that these Bukharian people call themselves Jews, but this is from Wikipoedia:

"The Bukharian Jews of Central Asia were essentially cut off from the rest of the Jewish world for more than 2,000 years ... and over the years they have developed their own distinct culture."

So it pains me to be connected to these scofflaws and mcmansion-builders by the thin thread of them calling themselves Jews. As a Jew-jew, I prefer to think of them as Bukharian people. Just sayin'!

Anonymous said...

trilby, get a life you loser. Just sayin.

RS said...

whats wrong with anyone building a house that they like, on their own lot? They bought it, filed with the DOB, and are building a home for themselves. EVERY new development in NYC has violations, bc people call the DOB and 311 all day. i dont get it...noone is touching your property or bothering you. Why bring up religion? or Culture? Every culture or religion builds, asians,white, black, hispanic, whats the problem??

Queens Crapper said...

"They bought it, filed with the DOB, and are building a home for themselves."

Because they are creating a danger to public safety as evidenced by receiving those violations. Many times they undermine the property of their neighbors or do some other kind of damage during construction. And when you buy a house on a lot, you are not just buying into that property, you are buying into a neighborhood. When people come and ruin it, the whole neighborhood turns bad.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, rs, on this blog you have entered bizzaroworld, where people really think multmillion dollar mansions are bad for Queens.

They would prefer blight and vacant lots.

Anonymous said...

Multimillion dollar mansions are bad for Queens, the environment and the infrastructure.

But when the rich folk get tired of living in them, they can always subdivide it multiple times and house day laborers in them.

Before the tacky "look at me" McMansions appeared, there were not blight and vacant lots. There was an aesthetically pleasing neighborhood.

rs said...

how are they ruining the neighborhood?? they are building new homes, like they do all over the country and city. Just because they are not like you, does not mean they are ruining the neghborhood. Queens Crapper, im not attacking you but, do you live next to these "mcmansions"? Do you live in Forest Hills? Do you own a home? It seems like everyone who critizes the "bukharians" all walk on crystal clear water. Its the free world dream..to work hard, make money, and put that wealth into your home. What should they do? buy a house that was built in the 1920's and 1930's and live in it? Things get old and then replaced. Come on..leave these people alone. This isnt Kansas, this isnt Arkansas..this is New York City. This is Queens. The most ethnically diverese geographic area in the entire country. so relax. it is what it is, noone is hurting anyone. just relax.

Anonymous said...

It's the most ethnically diverse area in the country...but all their new giant houses look the same. Why is that?

Anonymous said...

Yes Crappy, because they are immigrants, we should allow them to built hideous piles of shit next door to us.

They need to show the rest of us that they've made it in the USA.

Iroquois Pliskin said...

RJ are you the owner of one of those ILLEGALLY MODIFIED homes? If so maybe you should read some newspapers on how such illegal construction can "negatively" affect a community...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/16/nyregion/16cnd-crane.html?ref=nyregion

Screwing around DOB regulations for your own personal fortress is wrong and dangerous, no matter what race, religion, gender etc. you are.

As a wise man once said, "I know right and I know wrong and I...know which is which."

Anonymous said...

if you dont like it do something about it...oh your not going to anything? so stay quiet.

Trilby said...

They are not building these over-sized monstrosities on vacant lots. They are tearing down lovely old homes to build them.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said
if you dont like it do something about it...oh your not going to anything? so stay quiet.
Guess again. You CAN'T do anything about it. Most of these houses are illegal and the DOB is being paid off to let them build.

Anonymous said...

if you dont like it do something about it...oh your not going to anything? so stay quiet.

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What? Are you one of the moderators at astorians.com?

If those people are stupid enough to put up with those tinpot dictators, don't think Forest Hills will.

We are a wee bit brighter than Astoria. And our community shows it.

miles mullen said...

how are they ruining the neighborhood?? they are building new homes, like they do all over the country and city. Just because they are not like you, does not mean they are ruining the neghborhood.

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Let me teach you a lesson on how things work:

These homes lack taste - they are gaudy and austentatious like a painted whore tottering down the street on spike heels.

The people that create them and live in them - no matter how much money they have (and some whores are rich)- are low class with low class taste.

Just like someone I know who just go married in Berumuda. Went around the harbor in a big party boat - got married at some resort. They were screaming "look at me, look at me". What they were saying is "new money! new money!" (dont touch cause the ink ain't dry yet)

If you want to be accepted by the 'right people' understatement is the rule.

Old money rides up front (or drives themselves) in a nice sedan. Gangsta rappers ride in back in a streach limo.

Old money treats the staff like fellow people (or does the work themselves - what the hell do they have to prove?) Wet behind the ears acts like jerks around everyone they fancy not as lucky.

Its in third world countries that peasants wear every freaken bangle around their neck.

Just leaf through any National Georgraphic.

Anonymous said...

These Bukharians are just one particular group of the various nouveae riche barbarians putting on airs to cover up their crude peasant upbringings.

Take a look at the gavone/Italian Malba/Beechurst area or Russkie Little Neck Hills, etc.!

You can take a people out of their insular tribal isolation but you can't make them educated and cultured overnight.

They should build their tacky appointed Mc Monsters on the great plains far enough away from
civilization.

Once again, you can't put lipstick on pigs and try to pass them off as ladies!