From the Daily News:
A MANHATTAN developer who wants to transform a historic Queens movie palace into a mixed-use building may push for nearly twice as many apartments and parking spots as first expected.
Sources said Patrick Thompson's plans for the RKO Keith's theater in Flushing could grow from 200 to 370 apartments - a dramatic shift that would spark another set of votes to approve the project.
If Thompson revises his proposal, the site's long-awaited rebirth would be delayed again while he presents the latest plans to Community Board 7 and the city Board of Standards and Appeals.
Such changes may also ignite fresh concerns about whether the plot - on Northern Blvd. at Main St. - can sustain such an influx of traffic.
Former Borough President Claire Shulman stressed the importance of working with Thompson, figuring anything is better than the currently abandoned site.
"It's such a disaster right now," she said.
And who let it get that way? Claire!
Photo from the Queens Tribune