Wednesday, October 19, 2011
BSA sides with developer (what a surprise)
From Queens Politics:
After a long drawn out battle, the Bayside Hills Civic was finally defeated at the Board of Standards and Appeals hearing regarding an application for a zoning variance by developer, Paul Bonfilio.
Residents everywhere are steaming over the decision.
The application made by Denis Forde of Rockchapel Realty, LLC., and architect Paul Bonfillio was approved this afternoon by a vote of 6-0 despite fierce community opposition.
The location, at 50-20 216 Street, Bayside, NY has been a source of problems for concerned residents that want to preserve the character of their neighborhood by resisting development.
Michael Feiner President of the Bayside Hills Civic said the decision will have unforetold consequences on the shape of the neighborhood.
Do you think the people that built our fair towns with their skilled hands, who took pride in their work all those years ago, are rolling over in their graves at what has happened to them due to fly-by-night developers looking to squeeze every dime out of their properties?