A long-vacant hospital building which sits near one of the most coveted elementary schools in Forest Hills poses a potential danger to local children, some parents said.
The former Parkway Hospital, at 70-35 113th St., has been an empty eyesore with its windows boarded up since it closed in 2008.
The building is usually covered with graffiti, people are able to go in and out, and, on Oct. 20, a suspicious fire broke out inside, parents said.
Since the hospital closed, the property has been in and out of auction. Last year, Jasper Venture Group, a New York-based real estate investment firm, which holds the mortgage on the building, said that it was considering replacing the former medical facility with a residential tower. But earlier this year, the company announced that the property was up for sale again.
Local parents and elected officials were hoping to convert the building into a school to alleviate overcrowding in the area, but the Department of Education didn't find the proposal feasible.
Monday, November 30, 2015
Parkway Hospital is open and unguarded
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:18 AM
Labels: fire, Forest Hills, parkway hospital, safety, schools
Where are our elected leaders? This neighborhood eyesore should never have been allowed to fester for 7 years!
So the elected officials should be the almighty power to tell property owners what to do with their PRIVATE property?
I think it would make a great place for the Syrian refugees...
City should take this property by eminent domain and put it to good use.
It would make a nice home for a Bukharian family...
I don't know what a Bukharian is, but if you say so. Tear the damn thing down.
City officials need to put pressure on the issue...
City should take this property by eminent domain and put it to good use."
Yes - and make it a homeless shelter!!!
I was in that ER a couple of times for very minor things, and it still
took hours to get seen, and that hospital was
a total hellhole!! Don't even get me started. I used
to live over there, off 63rd Drive, Rego Park, and it was
the closest medical facility at the time. Awful.
It's pathetic that it's sitting there derelict and a total
eyesore, which it was anyway. Given that the food over there
always sucked, no decent restaurants except down in Forest
Hills proper, I think someone should buy it and make it into
a huge restaurant and shopping complex. Then the hipsters
will move in and ruin Rego, but at least we'll have good food
and a record store or two, and one good coffee shop or whatever.
Sounds like a great idea.
Why don't you buy it and do that???
Homeless Shelter!! Are you out of your vulcan mind !! A better use for that space would be a charter school. The city is not building schools anymore in middle class areas. i would love to see a world class learning institution.
you can build a world class school, but if you keep this common core crap
you will have mindless drones being advanced no matter their grades
that cant get a job in a nike factory
What do you do about the huge homeless problem and and all the Syrian refugees coming???
It would be fine if it was a charter school if the charter paid for it in full and not with our tax dollars.
I passed by recently the building looks a lot cleaner and I saw security guard there..
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