Saturday, March 4, 2017

Holliswood Hospital becoming a real problem

From the Queens Chronicle:

Fractured windows at the desultory Holliswood Hospital building and garbage strewn across its grounds starkly contrast with the neighborhood’s idyllic suburban homes.

Sixty-five thousand and five hundred dollars in Department of Buildings violations have been issued at the property, which is at 87-37 Palermo St. More than $600,000 in property taxes are owed.

Illegal trespassing inside the hospital, which closed in 2013, is shown in a YouTube video from last October. A young man throws an object at a hospital window from one of its rooms in the video; another part of the footage shows someone wielding a flame that does not appear to burn any of the structure, despite visible danger.

“We’re in the process of trying to find out who they are,” Linda Valentino of the Holliswood Civic Association told the Chronicle. “The 107th Precinct is working on it.”

The site is owned by Steve Cheung. “What he wants to do is build 20 homes,” the civic activist said. “We feel, and it’s just an opinion, that this guy is looking to sell the thing.”

Although a Queens civic activist familiar with the real estate transactions and development said that a developer he knows visited the site — and that it’s on the market —Cheung denied that.

“We’re planning to develop it,” he said.

A plan to divide the property into 22 separate lots was disapproved by the Department of Buildings.


Anonymous said...

I like how our elected officials do everything to get people angry over Trump, even when the electorate properly elected him, or to do things (with broad support from the local media) like encourage illegal immigration to drive up rents, and have the poor dupe snowflakes join in even if it means they pay higher rents in a hot market....

... but be responsible trustees of a community and address blight as this?

For-get-about-it. A waste of their time.

Anonymous said...

The city should condemn the property and then make it a shelter!


(sarc) said...

Perhaps Twenty-one separate lots???

Anonymous said...

This would make a great place for a NYC DHS shelter. It's within walking distance to the Queens HRA/Welfare office and downtown Jamaica. There are a lot of supermarkets that take EBT and McDonald's nearby. There's a Popeye's Fried Chicken on Hillside Avenue so they can get their high fructose corn syrup, cholesterol laden high fat traditional meals Although the American homeless might feel culturally alienated among the Pakistanis, Bengali's and Yemenis who have taken over Hillside Avenue.

It makes a lot of sense, am sure there's still a cafeteria somewhere in that hospital, unless all the metal has been torn out by the scrappers.

Anonymous said...

Here is DeBlasio's shelter #90...89 to go.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it would make a perfect Duhblazio homeless storage facility. And since it's an old hospital, the interior is all tile and concrete.

JQ LLC said...

They should just make it a hospital to house the mentally ill who need it. But then we need doctors, nurses and orderlies. But at least the DHS wouldn't have to integrate the crazy homeless with homeless working families and individuals.

(sarc) said...


You may all thank Joyce Patricia Brown more famously known as Billie Boggs.

You may also appreciate all of the hard work of Robert Levy, the attorney from the New York Civil Liberties Union.

Of course this was all certified by State Supreme Court Justice Robert Lippmann.

Homeless have more rights than the rest of you.

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm ...

(sarc) said...


Although someone maybe mentally ill, if the behavior is not obviously and immediately dangerous to anyone, nothing can be done, no detaining.

Thank the government courts...