Just spotted this in my neighborhood in LIC. Scaffolding is coming down to reveal what is without question the most hideous thing LIC, and probably Queens, has seen this year. It's at the corner of 27th Street and 42nd Rd, right across the street from the new luxury rental high rise that just went up, 27 on 27th.
My guess? A local, single-family home Queens developer realized he had a whole bunch of random vinyl siding sitting around from the 70s, and enough windows to cover part of a building, and said to himself, "F*!*$ it. I'm gonna build me an 8 story building!" And yes, this is the front of the building, and yes that is 8 whole stories covered in three different shades of green vinyl siding: olive, vomit and mint. Apparently he had more vinyl siding than windows. Isn't there some sort of architectural review board that developers have to get approval from? This place is a blight on our neighborhood.
I like the juxtaposition of the red bricks at ground level. Let's hope they leave it that way. - QC