Friday, February 22, 2013
Welcome to Vallonia
From Astoria Ugly:
I’m OK with infill, I really am. But does it have to be so damn ugly?
Why the hell are you ok with infill? It's probably the one loophole that developers have used to destroy Queens more than any other. If a block is made up of predominantly attached homes, then feel free to tear down whatever one- and two-families remain and put up walls of 6-families in their place. It used to be nice to find a "diamond-in-the-rough" house filled with character, and every neighborhood had them, but the last decade of development has dramatically reduced your chances of finding them anywhere, especially in Astoria.