Monday, May 18, 2009

North Flushing developer's permits revoked

From the Times Ledger:

Avella said the city Department of Buildings revoked the building permits for the construction of a Tudor home at 166−43 26th Ave. Over the last several weeks, property owner and developer Paul Rufino has constructed large cinder block walls and concrete foundation around the existing home in what Avella said was an attempt to grandfather in his plans to tear down the home and build a multiple−family dwelling, which the recently approved North Flushing rezoning does not allow.

Although the DOB revoked Rufino’s permit, he still has the option to plead his case to the city Board of Standards and Appeals, which could grant him a variance to complete his work.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow it's always tony avella to the rescue. why are everyone destroying such beautiful tudor homes for multi-family. oh wait is it the asians or the russian jewish doing this again. this is going on too much in queens and DOB needs to put a stop on this NOW. I don't blame the residence for complaining because once one is done more will follow. wonder if this is anything to do with MR. LUI'S cousin, he destroys all communities, still have the ugly eyeshore in maspeth, still uncomplete structure.

italian girl said...

It doesn't matter WHO is doing it. This blockbusting has to stop! Beautiful blocks have been destroyed over the past several years all so some developer could make a buck.
The community facility law has to go. No more churches, stores, medical offices or even daycare centers in the middle of residential blocks.
You don't have room for parking on a lot, you shouldn't be able to build a "community facility" on that lot. Period.

Anonymous said...

The BSA will predictably side with the developer.

Anonymous said...

Imagine if we (North Flushing) didn't have Tony Avella as our City Council member? I wish we could keep him, but he's a man of his word - and since he opposed the repeal of the term limits law, he would/could not run for a third term.

Alan said...

Unfortunately, I live in north Flushing and my shitty council representative is John Liu. Having said that, my neighbors and I have been warmly received by Councilman Avella's office. He has gone out of his way to address my personal and community concerns since he was elected. I cannot think of a better person to represent this city and get things back on track. Tony Avella is the man you should vote for if you really care about NYC!

linda said...

tony avella helped us in maspeth and the site just sits there now uncomplete. i wish the city would just come in and knock the shit down so we don't look at this ugly eyesore.

vote for tony avella he cares for you and the community.

Anonymous said...

To Italian Girl: I've couldn't have said it any better. I completely agree with you. Now, if CM Avella just travel further east on 26th Ave and 210st, he could help the residents get rid of that 'community facility' at that site. Tony for Mayor!

italian girl said...

There may not be much he can do if it is "as of right".

This problem will spring up more and more. The laws have to be changed. Being rezoned does no good if a builder can put a "church" in the middle of your block. That's worse than a multi-family.