Thursday, November 30, 2017

Queens unicorns?

Forgotten NY has the story of ramp and step streets in the borough.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this, Queens Crap. I find this type of urban planning is what gives cities character while still maintaining the convenience and efficiency of grid-planning of streets.

Unfortunately, relatively newer developments of housing (Baybridge Condos in Whitestone, etc) disregard the grid and it's versatility entirely and create curvy, private roads, most often gated-off with character-barren Mcmansions or dense and cheap housing.

I earnestly wish for newer real estate developments in the city to build single-family homes, especially in Northeastern and central Queens, and still retain the street grid with the characteristics mentioned in the article!

Anonymous said...

Whats with the shitty Unicef like mural, WTF is this the new Los Angeles?

Sergey Kadinsky said...

Thanks Crapper for sharing the photo essay. Murals beautify the city. Having worked on them in high school and college, I remember receiving thanks from passersby for making blank walls attractive.

Anonymous said...

A mural beats a blank wall almost any day, and this one isn't even that ugly. The black and white color scheme and simple abstractions don't leave much room for even a mediocre artist to mess it up.

We need more public art in our communities, not less/