Friday, April 24, 2015

Broadway-Flushing's nightmare hotel


Today's Broadway-Flushing disaster comes courtesy of 35-20 156 Street. This one is an alteration to make a 1-family house into an illegal hotel. It will take you hours to read through all the permit applications and violations.
Here's what the place looked like back in 2007. The complaints go back to 1989.

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damm, that thing is fugly! WTF are they thinking?

Anonymous said...

I was hoping they were tearing it down.

Anonymous said...

One family my ass !

Anonymous said...

That building was deemed a "transient hotel" by the DOB in 2006, they were given violations for not enough sprinklers, windows, etc.

So now they have satisfied all the violations and will end up with 14 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and guess what the DOB has to say? it is a single family home and they will not do anything about it.

Not a wonder 50 inspectors from the DOB are in jail. It is criminal that the DOB is trying to pass this off as a single family home in an area that is full of single family homes. These people know what a single family home is. Bus loads with luggage every week does not qualify as single family homes.

Forget the shady developers it's the DOB that's ruining our neighborhoods.

Anonymous said...

This page says it all: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/JobsQueryByNumberServlet?requestid=2&passjobnumber=402392987&passdocnumber=01

A "Job on Hold", "Notice to Revoke" and a "Legalization Accepted" on the same job??!

Sadly, there is no Zoning Diagram ... and it's certainly never been an Alt 2 job.

Anonymous said...

Question 1: Who is the owner of the property. Question 2: Did the owner(s) make any campaign contributions to a certain City Councilmember? Question 3: Does the owner have ties to REBNY, which supported the campaign of a certain City Councilmember?

Jerry Rotondi said...

Shady developers
+ crooked DOB inspectors
=getting it from both ends!

Solution:

DOI & FBI investigation is needed...PDQ!

Uh....has Councilman Vallone been contacted?

Anonymous said...

Is this within the Rickert-Finlay covenant area?

Anonymous said...

That was once an old Halloran family residence.
Yep....as in jailbird Dan Halloran....disgraced former councilman.

Anonymous said...

with a church and nursery school on the same block. This is now a commercial district. Congrats Flushing !!!

Anonymous said...

Downtown Flushing advances into Broadway.
Since the old Italian dons have long gone, "protection" has gone too. The law won't help. Don Corleone would have seen to justice. LOL!

The Flushing Phantom said...

It's Spring, and the sound of chain saws and hammering ushers in the season of destruction. Trees cut and houses torn down are to be expected.
It's Broadway busting time! And where is Paul Vallone?

Anonymous said...

Time to circle the civic association wagons around that good for nothing councilman's office. Better yet, circle his home! Of course, Vallone is never at home. Can he be found anywhere?

Anonymous said...

That whole block is an eyesore. First a hundred year old weeping beech tree was cut down next to I Hop.. The rest of the block appears to be a church owned property. Then there is the actual church building at 35av.

Janet McCreesh said...

Senator Avella is having a protest rally in front of this building on Thursday April 30 at 1pm.

Come and stand with your neighbors, we need to send a message to the DOB that this has to stop.

D. Truth said...

"Uh....has Councilman Vallone been contacted?"

Probably. Why else would his pockets be expanding???

Anonymous said...

1pm on a THURSDAY? Is Avella golfing on the weekends? Give me a break. Most people have this little thing called work Monday through Friday.

Anonymous said...

If you want decent press coverage, you have a weekday press conference. That's how it works.

Anonymous said...

Owned by a corporation with the name "Yang's Eternal 7".

Anonymous said...

We should have a Queens Crap readers protest !
On a Saturday or Sunday. Or how about after work at 6PM ?

Anonymous said...

You can ask the local Council Member to get you the blueprints, I had a problem house in my neighborhood and I did ask and I did receive the blueprints showing every floor in the house.
Did anybody complain to the local Community Board about it ?

George Stein said...

Not so,Chuck Schumer has made a career of Sunday press conferences. Less competition for the spot light

Anonymous said...

Have the blueprints, every page is signed and approved by the DOB.

Every one of the 14 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms for this "single family home" has been approved by the Department of Buildings.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Community. board? Don'tcha mean the community bored? They are as useless as Vallone. Valllone used to be a member until he found a city council seat was the best way to line his pockets.

Anonymous said...

Senator Avella should call for a DOI investigation of the DOB at that demonstration.

Anonymous said...

The answer to anything seeems to be a press conference.
They seem to do more good for the politician than the residents. Maybe this will be an attention getter, but it can't end with just speeches. Further concrete action must be taken after the event is over.

Anonymous said...

Go Tony. Go!

You don't see Vallone holding DOB,s feet to the fire.
Why should he? The current crooks at DOB only aid Vallone's real estate lobbying business.

Vallone DOS NOT represent you. He represents his developer clients.

Anonymous said...

"Yang's Eternal 7"?
Is that like the "Seven Giants" real estate company that John Liu's father was a partner in? Lung Fong Chen, Tommy Huang's lawyer was also a partner.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the "Golden Shower Development Co." would be more appropriate. They're pissing all over us!

Anonymous said...

How about calling the state's attorney's office into this, Tony? DOB and the mob have been hooked up for a long time with the construction boys. Bring in the Feds!

Anonymous said...

14 bedrooms? That is one big fucking family?

Anonymous said...

Maybe this is going to wind up as a dormitory for church visitors located down the block. A residence for monks, teachers, religious organization maintenance staff? If it is church affiliated, it will remain. Freedom of religion, you know.

Look at St . Andrews. They own the whole block.
This will be a tough nut to crack.

Anonymous said...

Do the math.
Mr. Yang's family includes his mother and father.....at least six children....his grandparents....maybe two grand children....a visiting relative or two.
They are legal family members, and each requires their own bed and bath.

Now that
does not include Yang's eternal 7 , who have passed on.

Be fruitful and multiply. Bigger houses are needed.
More voters for Valllone have arrived or whoever Joe Crowley throws into the race. The Democratic Dictatorship of Queens rules.

I'm a registered Democrat, but I have problems with my own party running unopposed! Without competition Democracy is a sham!

Anonymous said...

Why is Paul Vallone always MIA?
Hmmmmm.....but never, to his developer clients.
They've got their speed dial connections to Paulie's private line.

Hmmmm....I wonder if his eMails can be subpoenaed?

Anonymous said...

"Paul Vallone, no home. Call back later".
"This is Vito. May I help you?"
BFHA could send him smoke signals. Valllone lives close by.

Anonymous said...

Technically, Valllone lives outside of Broadway's boundaries, although he claims to be a member of BFHA and has attempted to speak for that organization.
Hey, he comes from a family of politicos that will stoop to anything to remain in the business's of politics.
Look at how the Valllones raped Astoria.
Valllone IS NOT a friend of his district. He only loves himself. Do not be mislead by this bended knee church goer. Bend over folks...time to get bugggered!

Anonymous said...

If he is available, I hope that the president of BFHA will be able to attend the demonstration.

Anonymous said...

Normally, ALL representatives and community board reps should be here. But Valllone and Avellla, two nice Italian boys, don't get along.

Why? Because Tony is the people's champ.and Paulie is the developers' chump!

Anonymous said...

Vallone has never taken any initiative to protect the quality of life , even in his own nabe. Political chicanery is his specialty. Never stop to pick up the soap you dropped in the showers at the gym if Vallone is standing behind you!

Anonymous said...

If there are any of you thinking that there are too many anti Valllone comments here, it's because Valllone never does nothing. He is the dumbest son of a political family.
Just keep smiling and say little. Introduce watered down bills which also do nothing by going nowhere. By now Paulie's dome must be a bright scarlet. Anyone wannabe guess his blood pressure number?

Anonymous said...

But Paul's daughter scored the winning goal at her soccer game! That's all that matters.

Anonymous said...

OWNER:YANG, QIU JIN PER DEPT OF FINANCE

Anonymous said...

Maybe Yang is a front for the church down the block and will flip ownership to them after the religious hotel or dorm is built. You never know.

Maybe, legally, there is nothing that DOB can do if somebody is building according to spe c and wants 14 bedrooms for his large single family home. I heard of one home in Malba that has 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. It is a single family home .

Let's see if DOB takes action when there is evidence of its us e as a hotel....travelers coming in with luggage. Forget it Jake. This is Chinatown east.

Anonymous said...

How many bedrooms and baths does Downton Abbey have? LOL! As long as you have the lot size to support it and all safety requirements are met, WTF can anyone really do about it? Good luck senator Avellla.

Anonymous said...

There are houses right around the corner that have six and seven bathrooms. They are indeed single family homes. This is NOT a single family he as evidenced by years of people being dropped off with luggage at all times of day and night. Seen with my own eyes.

Anonymous said...

Seen with your own eyes? Unfortunately , the legal eyes of DOB are not seeing what you see. Got it now? They are asses at DOB. They are lazy, confused, or downright crooked!

Anonymous said...

Well, we will see what effect Tony's demo will have on the DOB on Thursday.

Anonymous said...

Tony is against the hotel and Vallone is for it. Who's gonna win?

Anonymous said...

Money always wins! Who's got enough cash to stand toe to toe with Yang's Eternal 7?

Those Chinese celestial immortals are damn powerful.

Anonymous said...

http://queenscourier.com/confusion-arises-after-allegations-of-illegal-flushing-hotel/