Monday, January 23, 2017

Whitestone parcel eyed as parkland


From the Queens Chronicle:

A northeast Queens lawmaker wants new greenery to be planted at an abandoned lot in Whitestone.

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) made the pitch in a letter to the Parks Department and Tower Capital Management — a company that hired an attorney to force a sale of the property after the city hired it to manage the lot’s lien and collect taxes owed on the site. He requested that the 7,1000-square-foot derelict site at 24-19 Francis Lewis Blvd. be transformed under the city’s Greenstreets initiative, which would result in it being changed into a green space with shrubs, trees and ground cover made for capturing stormwater.

The site, which is owned by the New York City Tax Lien Trust, did not sell at an auction in September, though it will be available again on Jan. 20.

10 comments:

Alfredo Centola said...

Excellent idea.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a reasonable idea but I'm sure the City will wait for a Friend Of Bill to buy the property so it can buy it back at an inflated price.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with the current greenery?

And what sort of absurdly inflated price were they asking if they couldn't sell a prime corner parcel like that?

In the article Avella says the property can't be developed, is that just rhetoric or is it actually illegal to build there?

Anonymous said...

Know the plot well, as I live a few blocks away. Can't build on it. It's a pie cut. It would be nice for a simple memorial, like for those from the area MURDERED on 9/11.

Anonymous said...

More Park land in a city overfilled with air and noise pollution is a blessing in my book.

Anonymous said...

7,100 square feet?
Sounds a it exaggerated.

Anonymous said...

More public spaces for vagrants to congregate.

Anonymous said...

I can sell Christmas trees there next year !

Anonymous said...

Do you forget? http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2012/04/theres-more-to-this-story-than-dans.html

Anonymous said...

>More public spaces for vagrants to congregate.

I love you guys. No matter what gets decided, you'll always find a way to accentuate the negative.