A developer's plan to build a towering hotel in a rundown section of Far Rockaway has leaders on the Queens peninsula scratching their heads.
“We are a beach community, and I am interested in people coming here,” said City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Queens). “But I’m anxious to find out what this proposal is about.”
The proposed nine-story building at Foam Place would loom high above other structures in the low-rise Mott Ave. commercial district, officials said.
Rockaway has a large number of halfway houses, drug rehab centers, nursing homes and homeless shelters. Officials worry a failed hotel could turn into another homeless shelter.