Sunday, May 10, 2009

Twist in Bayside church fight

From the Queens Gazette:

The efforts of Jesus Covenant Church to construct a one-story structure on a lot at 26-18 210th St., Bayside for use as a church may have hit a snag. According to a letter from state Senator Frank Padavan to New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Kyung Jin Chung and Kwan Ok Chun bought the one-family house and property at that address for an unspecified amount between $700,000 and $800,000 with a mortgage held by Emigrant Mortgage Company, Inc. for use as a private residence. However, the house, on record as being built in 1940, was torn down and a foundation for a one-story building, to be used as a church, was laid.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nasty business, neighbors trying to live together.

italian girl said...

What's the point of having a great single-family zoning when a church can be put on your block on some small lot? Why are they exempt from putting appropriate parking for their church? This is how I see it: got no room for parking, you got no church.

This is definitely something that has to change.

Anonymous said...

I'd also notify Homeland Security
and put a second tiger on their ass.

Using their not for profit tax exempt status improperly might surely interest the federal government as well.

The process by which a not for profit organization obtains its federal tax exempt status has been tightened severely since 9-11 to screen out any possible misuse of that same status by potential terrorists using it as a cover-up for their nefarious purposes.

Anonymous said...

That doesn't mean that the bank will foreclose.

They might consider it politically incorrect to insult the Asian property owners and waive such an action!

NOW IF THE "CHURCH'S" INSURANCE CARRIER WERE TO BE CONTACTED THAT WOULD BE A WHOLE OTHER BAG!

Frank said...

"World Aflame Community Church". Yikes!

I was driving down Bayside Avenue for the first time in a long while and was shocked to see this (google street view link below).

http://tiny.cc/OfIlI

I don't understand how this place or the "World Aflame Community Church" can build these in residential areas considering the parking and traffic issues alone.

Why choose residential areas? Are they shocked that their neighbors don't want this? I just don't understand.

Missing Foundation said...

Why choose residential areas? Are they shocked that their neighbors don't want this? I just don't understand.
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1. They are the tweeded, so laws are not enforced.

Remember the clubhouse decides what is good and what is bad in our lives, and this is based on your usefulness to them. I would look at voting habits and campaign donations.

2. One of the myths of NY are the vibrancy of our neighborhoods, but the reality is that the mainline preservation community has no interest in sharing useful information with us (you would never see this in Brooklyn Heights) and, as these are where the city mandarins live, as well as the architects and financiers for may community-killing projects like this, will probably work at cross purposes with your community's efforts at doing something about this.

So we go round and round with this problem, Bay Ridge yesterday, Flushing today, Maspeth tomorrow and until these pillars are knocked down, the chances of the outcome being different are just about nil.

Anonymous said...

It will be built. Freedom to worship. There's no way to stop it , zoning rules don't apply. I don't like it , but that's the deal. I could buy a home next to any of you , and later decided to start a church of any faith and there's nothing you can do. This has been going on for many years all of the city , all faiths have abused this rule.

Anonymous said...

This has been going on for many years all of the city , all faiths have abused this rule.
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Can you provide examples in Brooklyn Heights, Tribeca, or the East Side?

Anonymous said...

Great. Padavan will have one of his real estate buddies buy it on the cheap like he used to make people use his alarm company