This thing is so big I couldn't get it in one frame. Gaze upon Elite Palace.
And once again may I remind you that this is NOT a new building.
You should see this thing lit up at night. It looks like it was transported over from the Las Vegas Strip.
From the Times Newsweekly:
The eatery had originally committed to parking 102 cars on the roof, said Richard Gundlach, who, like Kang, sits on Community Board 2. Elite Palace had obtained a Board of Standards and appeals variance allowing them to offer the rooftop parking.
However, due to the structural integrity of the building, only about 50 cars can park on the roof, according to Gundlach. The catering hall currently parks the remaining vehicles around the surrounding area.
"They have to use valet parking, and this is what's happening all over the neighborhood," he said. "They say they want to work with the community but it's not happening."
This remains unresolved. But it's too late... The BSA allowed it, it's built and you can either deal with it or move. The owners don't have to comply with the building, zoning or board of standards and appeals codes.
(Third photo from catering hall's website.)