Friday, July 6, 2007

There goes the green

This corner property located at 56th Ave and 60th St in Maspeth has some beautiful trees scattered throughout it.
But as rumor has it and the old story goes, the owner died and the kids are cashing in.
Just take a look at the asking price on this one:
Here is what's right next door and is likely to replace it.
The people in this monstrosity make great neighbors.


Anonymous said...

And I just got a newsletter from Councilman Gallagher where he bragged about fighting overdevelopment in his district. Looks like he's failing miserably.

Anonymous said...

The only green that little pink bastard is interested in are the "money trees" planted by his close friends his developer buddies !

He's always ready and eager to lap up all those "falling leaves" that blow his way !!!

And his "constituents".....well.....they can all go to hell as far as he's concerned !!!

Anonymous said...

I may be wrong but it appears that the real estate for sale sign is too big. The maximum size is 3' x 4'.

Go get 'em Crapper.

Anonymous said...

It would be great to keep the trees, but that old house and lot sure do need improvement. A house like that makes the neighborhood look worse than the other building pictured. Maybe someone can build a nice new 1 or 2 family house and keep some of the open space and trees.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything wrong with the house that's there currently, and as for them building a "nice 1 or 2 family house" the lot is not priced for that kind of use.

Anonymous said...

It is an ugly, old boxy house that looks like it hasn't been updated since the early 70s. I certainly wouldn't consider it appealing for the neighborhood. I think that house should be improved and updated, but I agree with you that a huge multi-apartment complex is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

All the house needs is some new siding. It's fine otherwise.

georgetheatheist said...

It doesn't need new siding...The bottom half of the house is covered with "up-to-date" vinyl (yeccch!) siding...the top half of the house has, it seems to me, perfect & sound, albeit old-fashioned siding, which could be improved with a: paint job!

Anonymous said...

Since when does the removal of trees constitute an "improvement" ? Go back to Mars or whichever planetary system that you hail from !

Queens has, I believe, the largest percentage of trees in NYC.....that's what keeps our air so clean compared to the other boroughs.....duh !

They absorb and filter air born toxins so that we can all breathe safely !

Do you want to join our Manhattan cousins who snort an exotic cocktail of gasoline fumes and other various ingredients that substitutes for clean air ? !!!

Breathe deep while you sleep and think about it !

Anonymous said...

We know the routine:

I love my house.

It needs lots of work

My kids did not want to move back (understandable, on second thought with all that tweeding and overdevelopment)

We sold the property.

It got torn down

That is a shame.

Anonymous said...

the existing house itself is an eyesore. yes it's a shame to lose the trees, but how many trees does the average resident have growing on their property? you can't expect the house & lot's owners to price it at $200k so someone will keep that house on it.