Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Brownfield dorm site seems dormant
When you wander down 47th Avenue in LIC, you come across this scene. First off, you know there is some governmental interest at stake if Claire Shulman's favorite architect is involved.
A scaffold that expired more than a year ago? Nice. So that's why there was no activity on the site in the middle of the day on a Monday.
Holding true to half-assed Queens preservation/adaptive reuse efforts, we have one wall of the original building still standing.
Brownfields are the perfect venue for CUNY dorms.
And who were the Toch Brothers? Well, they still exist, but just not here anymore. They mixed some really toxic stuff at this location. If you want the whole history, visit this link.