Major crappification comes to Elmhurst green space
This spot on 57th Avenue in Elmhurst, just east of 80th Street, was a green oasis for decades. It was a mapped street for a very long time, owned by the city. I personally used to play in that lot when I was a kid, even though it probably wasn't a good idea. But it was open space, and friends and I loved running around in it. Unfortunately, the city demapped the property and sold it.
And this is what is there now. The entire property has been denuded of trees and is in the process of crappification.
I expected 2 or 3 family homes, but it's worse than that. There will be seven 4-family houses here (which means there will likely be 5 or 6 families in each).
The green space was owned by the city, and it wouldn't have killed them to allow neighborhood kids to turn it into a community garden. But as someone here points out regularly, we're in Queens, we can't have nice things.
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