Now this makes for a lovely sight when you are strolling along Little Neck Bay in Bayside. Decided to delve further into why it looks like this. Address is 31-09 218th Street. Here's what it used to look like:
Something went wrong with the plans self-certified by a Main Street architect, and the site became abandoned, as noted in this Google Maps photo from circa 2008:
Last Summer, the DOB issued a stop work order - on this abandoned construction site - for a defective fence. It's amazing how effective they are in stopping work on already stalled sites. [Great job, Ira and Bobby!]
The City could condemn it in order to create an extension of Golden Park (after all, it is blighting the neighborhood), but then that would negatively affect a developer and positively affect the community, and under Mayor Bloomberg, we can't have that.