Sunday, February 15, 2015

City building in Rockaway flood zone

From the Queens Courier:

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development filed applications with the Buildings Department to construct an eight-story, 101-unit mixed-use residential and commercial building on a vacant lot in Edgemere.

There will be a total of 35 parking spaces at the residence, which will be designed by Curtis + Ginsberg Architects and located at 45-05 Rockaway Beach Blvd.


Only 35 parking spaces because the A train runs so well to Far Rockaway? Ha ha ha. HPD also building smack in the middle of the flood zone. No mention of affordability. Hmmm...

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

They will never learn.

Anonymous said...

Well, hell, the entire East River is a flood zone.

JQ said...

you know what,this process to populate the incoming masses to occupy these projects in current and future apartment buildings needs to be aborted. I suppose this plan got approved when the news that the boardwalk will be completed and it will resemble some sort of faux-resort feel,and the prospect that the hipsters and transients will come.also those looking for pied-a-terre's.

Because Sandy hit,the gentrification of the beach of the middle and lower classes had to be postponed,because the cancer was in first stage and the disaster.Now with this it will be a slow gradual process of phasing out the natives with ballooning estimates and designating hotness and interest in the locale.

these subhumans do not care about the risks,they are willing to live near and raise the rents around superfund sites like gowanus and that creek in ridgewood.and that crystal dump in astoria cove

When Mayor big slow is done completing his ill plans for housing,well 1/3 of it,there will be no where left for the natives renters and homeowners to go,especially the latter since their taxes are going to be ballooning along with their budgets for food and utilities.

soon enough,the only place for affordable housing will be in potter's field.


Jackson Heights Johnny said...

Edgemere?

This place is at the end of God's earth, and one of the most desolate places in Queens....

Check out this photo essay:

http://kensinger.blogspot.com/search?q=edgemere

Oofah!

JQ said...

correction in the second paragraph:and the disaster hit the area.

sorry for the bad writing,my rage doesn't translate well when I type.



JQ said...

that's some link jackson,

Didn't know rockaway had it's own potters field.

our intrepid city planners are attempting to rewrite history.

Anonymous said...

Hey, hey stop with the Rockaway hate. come on now, who ever lives there will have easy access to any/all illegal drugs, guns and plenty of gang banging. Real close to Ocean View Village renamed Averne something or other. Still a shit hole full of criminals with pit bulls whatever the name is. Where do you think the black convicted sex offenders and felons can live? They will make sure they are put in Edgemere.

Anonymous said...

70+% of one person households in the area have no car, 47% of all households in the area don't have a car. If these are mostly small units, and there is some street parking available in the surrounding blocks the number of parking spaces doesn't seem terrible.

Anonymous said...

NYC should mandate that each new built housing unit be required to have at least one parking spot.

Richard Stefan said...

I think you have it right, there was NEVER any white flight in America...instead people saw the next generation was on a JAIL track instead of a college track and moved...and so did black people!!!!

-----urban 'renewal', and the city's new, generous welfare program followed by the influx of poor southern blacks attracted to it. The 'dumping' began. The middle class fled. Murders and mayhem ensued. The rest is history...

Anonymous said...

You have the hell known as Hammels NYCHA projects where the looters came from after the hurricane. these same bastards got mobile lights and generators when the rest of the peninsula had nothing. That's on Beach 87th to about Beach 81st Street. People came from all over the world to help Rockaway, but the blacks looted, took instead of helped any one. They made it their job to stand on lines with their hands out.

The Salvation Army and other non profit agencies who got big bags of FEMA money relocated many of the looters to the area near Beach 96th Street in Rockaway. The Salvation Army gave the lions share of these funds to black families. The problem with that is, the further west they are pushing blacks in Rockaway, the more drug dealing and violence grows.

The Edgemere Area is not safe at all. Nothing in Rockaway is going to be gentrified until places likethe Hammels project is torn to the ground. Or the numerous assisted living places, cash cows for those exploiting the disabled, are in Rockaway are on about every five blocks. Convicted sex offenders live in these places.

Rockaway has over 28% unemployment and the highest volume of Section 8 voucher holders. It's pretty depressing and frightening.

Anonymous said...

Those parking spaces better be for amphibious vehicles.
Maybe this is a good spot for houseboats..