"I have been meaning to go and take pictures of this for a while and finally went. On 46th road between Vernon Blvd and 11 the Street there was this row of old wooden houses, all connected. I have often dreamed of owning one of them but the one that was for sale recently was way out of my range as is most of Hunters Point these days. They are small little houses but have lots of character. At least one still has the original scalloped shingle siding. As you can see by the attached pictures, the current owner has different plans.
According to the Buildings Dept., there was a permit issued to add 2 stories and a 4-story rear additon. Notice where this house is related to the others. AS you can see from the picture the house has basically been demolished and a new structure is being built. This is the idiocy of the Departments of Buildings and City Planning.
When I went to take the picture this afternoon, as I was snapping my pictures the owner of the building came out and approched me. He asked me what I thought about it and I told him that I thought is was horrible that he had done this and it was just plain greed. He got defensive and said that he was hard working person and he was doing this in a recession. He said some other stuff but I just got back in my car and left. There have been quite a few complaints but only 1 violation at this site and the adjoining neighbors have worried about their houses being affected. I will continue to take pictures as it proceeds. Thanks for giving us a place to post this kind of stuff and I hope you can use this." - Horrified in Hunters Point