Friday, December 26, 2008

Toxic cleanup in LIC complete

After eight months and 3,000 trucks hauling 80,000 tons of toxic materials, the remediation of a highly contaminated section of Queens West is complete, officials from cleanup subcontractor Posillico Environmental announced last week.

The removal of polluted soil and groundwater clears the way for the extension of Center Boulevard and adjacent Gantry Plaza State Park to Anable Basin on the East River, according to Queens West Development Corp. President Paul Januszewski.

Unfortunately for residents looking for a respite from the near-constant construction — the cleanup was only the beginning.

Utility trenches for the new towers are expected to be dug within the month. And Rockrose expects to .break ground on the first rental tower in March.


Clean up of toxic site at Queens West complete

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet its all "clean" now.Safe for the naive new residents in there monoculture towers.

Lino in Mafia-Free NYC said...

"...cleanup subcontractor Posillico Environmental..."

-youse guys find Hoffa in d'are.

Anonymous said...

"And Rockrose expects to .break ground on the first rental tower in March"

Not happening in this credit climate - they are having difficulties renting out what they already have in LIC.

Anonymous said...

The grammar/spelling on this site just goes to show the quality of people that it attracts.

Queens Crapper said...

Rule #1 from Tweeding handbook:

When you can't counter the point, highlight grammatical and spelling mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for more comments from clueless people. The rents in LIC haven't fallen and demand has remained strong. Try making up more incorrect facts because you want to hate on LIC more.

Anonymous said...

Yes we believe you, and also believe in Santa. Here's a Letter to Santa about this very subject.

Anonymous said...

I like how real estate agents now masquerade as residents.

Um..Holloween is in October.

Anonymous said...

I like how real estate agents now masquerade as residents.

Um..Holloween is in October.

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know that livesin the new developments on the waterfront are concerned that absentee investors are starting to fill their apartments with rental types of questionable references.

Snake Plissskin said...

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E05E1DF1231F93BA25750C0A9629C8B63

Love Canal took 20 years and $400 million.

But for Wong or Pedro or Haziz or whatever they move in, compared to the polution found in Beijing, Caracus, or Beruit this is a step up.

Anonymous said...

Everyone I know that livesin the new developments on the waterfront are concerned that absentee investors are starting to fill their apartments with rental types of questionable references.

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I understand that one building is upset that a family has moved in and has converted the tub in their bathroom to a commerical noodle making enterprise.

You see, they were right. Bring the people in and services will follow!

Anonymous said...

Sure, 150 years of dumping paint and terpentine and oil and solvents and smelted metals and all it takes is a few months and team gioia to say things are fine.

I want to move there and raise my kids - don't you?

Anonymous said...

A family rented one of the community rooms for a quinceanera and invited half of Soundview in for the party.

Lets just say a cleaning service was hired to restore the room.

Anonymous said...

Brownfields for Brownskins.

Anonymous said...

Rule #1 from Tweeding handbook:

When you can't counter the point, highlight grammatical and spelling mistakes.

Use a 2 dollar dictionary to make an important point.Should only take a couple of minutes.We all need to once in a while.

Anonymous said...

--The grammar/spelling on this site just goes to show the quality of people that it attracts.

Yes thats true.No shortage of people trying to yell at someone with real bad grammer.Great schools I guess and thats where the quick name calling comes from also I imagine.

Anonymous said...

The "great schools" you complain of are the NYC public schools where we had to sit out in the hallways to get an education. So this is the result. Don't like it? Tough shit. It's the reality of the schools in this city. Let's pack more illegals in while we give the teachers another raise they don't deserve.

Queens Crapper said...

In fact, let's put them in the middle of a brownfield, because we trust developers to clean it up according to NYS' lax standards.

Anonymous said...

Yikes... there are definitely a number of places that could benefit from a construction site cleanup...
-Jack