Monday, February 27, 2012
Maspeth multi-use mayhem
"On 65th Place in Maspeth just south of the Ridgewood Apartments, they are building apartments on top of what is Hill Pharmacy, Tony's Deli and a liquor store. Could you check it out as to whether this addition is legal? I live up the block and god knows what the quality of person will be renting these new apartments and that there will be more stress in finding a parking spot." - Anonymous
Well, if by "legal" you mean was it approved by DOB, then yes, it's legal. It's been shut down for safety violations but permits were just reissued last week and work may proceed. Question is, will each store soon have 2 apartments above it, or is it just 2 duplex apartments total stretched across 3 addresses? There are only 3 off-street parking spaces provided for somewhere in the back. How do the businesses continue to operate with all the racket and vibrations happening above?