Here's a walk down Queens Boulevard in the Woodside-Elmhurst area.
Do you see any architecture here of redeeming value?
City planning recently upzoned this area because the G, R and V trains and the Q58 and Q60 aren't packed enough in the mornings.
Soon, the Boulevard will resemble a cheap, wide version of a midtown canyon.
A poor man's version of Manhattan....I agree. It sucks!
The good news about these buildings is that they're so cheaply built that they'll probably need to be torn down within our lifetimes. I'd give them 10-15 years max. Maybe by then we'll have reached a new age of enlightenment and we can replace them with something tasteful.
Wasn't the first building featured in Helen Marshall's slidshow about Queens?
THIS IS NOT SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT, WOMAN!!!!
The Boulevard of Death needs a lot more housing, more people, more density, more traffic.
Again, as posted elsewhere, Manhattan has Park Avenue, Brooklyn the Eastern Parkway, the Bronx the Grand Concourse, and Queens, a joke designed by hacks.
Just think, another reason to be proud to live in Queens: crappy buildings that used to be squirreled away out of view, like a dotty aunt decades ago, now to be in plain sight, showing their 'charms' for the world to see, block and nauseating block.
Gee, it looks like Flushing on the move but with wider streets! Yeeeccckkkkhhhh!
With poor services, a declining borough with 'image' problems, we must ask ourselves who would move to this place. Bright colors, gaudy details, shoddy workmanship, the longest corridor of 'hanging gardens' in the world.
Yes, of course, I can see it now: the Boulevard of Immigrants - dorms and barracks filled with drones for the Manhattan rich. The service industry commute: Puke Ave to Park Ave in 45 minutes.
I am sure the Manhattan crowd will find it so cute, so evocative of the 'true' spirit of Queens, I feel a Landmark designation in a generation. Don’t be concerned on this one: they will rush cause its better here than there.
It is set in stone before the first bag of concrete is opened.
Marshall is a geek and a ditz! So was her Queens "sliding-down-show!"
Exclusive to the Queens Crap Blog Site: The Board of Directors of the venerable Italian Charities Building (Van Loon [sic] St. & Queens Blvd.) are considering selling their air rights...Stay tuned.
BTW were any of you there when Helen "Marblesmouth" Marshall addressed the inauguration of the Air Terminal, in the presence of Pataki, Bloomberg, a host of dignitaries, politicians, the press (with umpteen cameras rolling), airline CEO's, etc....Remember when she referred to the occasion as this "terrible event"?
Italian Charities selling their air rights?
A lot of "piedetas" there (my Grandmother's Italian slang for "farts". I hope I spelled it right) .
So there must be a lot of hot air to sell also!
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