Saturday, July 13, 2013
Rockaway Courthouse to become medical center
From CBS New York:
A historic building which has been abandoned for more than four decades is getting new life in Queens.
Developer Uri Kaufman is buying the old Rockaway Courthouse on Beach Channel Drive for $50,000 and turning it into a medical center, filling a void left when the bankrupt Peninsula Hospital shut down last year.
The courthouse, which was built in 1932, closed in 1962. It was last used by an arts group in the 1970s.
The columns and the rest of the facade of the 24,000-square-foot building will remain while the inside will be gutted...