Demolition is underway along a dismal strip of former auto repair properties on 31st Street near 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills area of Long Island City.
New Developments Sprout In Queens
A recent series of zoning changes has paved the way for new residential development in the Dutch Kills community, where unrelenting zoning restrictions once threatened to force homeowners out of the area.
12-Story Hotel Rises In Dutch Kills
From Times Ledger:
Developers planning two hotels for LIC
Photo from Queens Gazette
“Neighborhoods throughout Long Island City are undergoing major facelifts ...”
“Dozens of luxury residential units will soon sprout near Broadway in Long Island City.”
“Demolition is underway on 31st Street near 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills area of Long Island City.”
“Development is also in the planning stages for an undisclosed number of rental units that will fill two properties on 31st Street near 38th Avenue, the property owner said.”
"It was a long, uphill battle to secure the right of Dutch Kills residents to remain in their own homes," Dutch Kills Civic Association president Gerald Walsh said. "Proudly, the community was up to the challenge."
EARTH TO JERRY ... EARTH TO JERRY ... EARTH TO JERRY ... IS ANYONE HOME? ... HELLO, EARTH TO JERRY ... EARTH TO JERRY ... IS ANYONE HOME? ... HELLO? ... HELLO? ... HELLO?
It is funny, every major development is described as on a vacant lot, a car wash, etc.
No mention that this is a community whose electric grid is shot, has one third the number of hospitals of 30 years ago, or a fire house closed.
Hey, reserve me an apartment right next to an elevated train.
What did that other poster call them, the community board from hell?
Do you want a 12 story hotel in your backyard, and the traffic congestion in those narrow streets of Dutch Kills?
Sure, cause you are going to sell out!
Why are the rest of us stuck with the development costs if Dutch Kills Civic sells out to developers, takes a tidy profit, leaving us a tax bill and congestion?
We have rights too!
I wonder how the surrounding communities can stop an out of control group like that civic?
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