Friday, March 16, 2018

Dulcken demolished

From George the Atheist.

13 comments:

JQ LLC said...

Just like that. Speechless.

Betcha the next luxury condo building or hotel that rises there will "re-appropriate" the Dulcken name and history somewhat.

spy VS SPY said...

THIS IS A RIOT. WE COULD NOT FINISH WITHOUT LAUGHTER. WE ARE SURE YOU WILL TOO:

"King Manor revels in past, looks to future"
http://queensledger.com/view/full_story/27552199/article-King-Manor-revels-in-past--looks-to-future

spy:
The Executive Director, [a former senior staffer of Historic Districts council, an organization that fights for historic buildings: "We share the goals of [Caliendo] ..

SPY:
CAREFUL SWEETIE, YOU ARE A LONG WAY FROM MANHATTAN.

spy:
“The first few years as an executive director can be tough as there’s lots to learn.

SPY:
YES, LIKE HOW TO BURNISH THE HISTORIC CREDENTIALS OF YOUR BOSS. ARE YOU ATTENDING ASTORIA CIVIC'S 'MAN OF THE YEAR' EVENT HONORING CALIENDO? SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN HELD AT THE STEINWAY MANSION?

spy:
“[Caliendo] is there to help, but he also respects the staff's knowledge and experience and has allowed us to move the museum forward,” she added

SPY:
YES, YES, YES LIKE WHEN MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ASKED TO DOCUMENT THE DULCKEN HOUSE INTERIOR AND, AS WORD HAD IT, WERE REFUSED TO EVEN STEP FOOT ON THE PROPERTY?

spy:
As chair, one of Caliendo’s accomplishments has been significantly modifying the board. Board members now include businessmen, major developers, and members of the legal community.

SPY:
SAY GOOD-BY TO RUFUS KING PARK: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/rufus-king-park

spy:
And although there are a number of museums in Manhattan, Caliendo argued that there are not many museums throughout the city that hold such an authentic, historic significance

SPY:
PERHAPS BECAUSE CALIENDO HAD A HAND MAKING THAT A FACT? JUST ASK WOODHAVEN, STEINWAY, ASTORIA, ETC, ETC.

http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/03/rest-in-pieces.html
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2016/06/hello-crapman-here-are-latest-pix-from.html
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-beginning-of-end-for-dulcken-house.html


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DO YOU FIND LIKE WE DO, THAT THIS ENTIRE EXERCISE IS TONE DEAF OR WHAT? THIS IS LIKE TOSSING MATCHES AROUND A GAS STATION.

QUEENS DESERVES BETTER.

IF THERE IS SOMETHING GOOD, THE MORE EGREGIOUS THEY GET THE MORE THEY HASTEN THE DAY WHEN THE BOROUGH SERVES ITS JUDGEMENT. WHEN YOU SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS PRO-PRESERVATION GROUPS COULD HAVE NOT CRAFTED ANYTHING BETTER TO RALLY PEOPLE AROUND THEIR BANNER.

THANKS QUEENS LEDGER!!!

Anonymous said...

Wait till all his developer friends eye the park around the house as a potential site for development and as a means to sustain the funding for the house.

'Steinway Park' all over again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Ih86VBrdM

Only in Astoria would they use guitar and drums when the name 'Steinway' is mentioned.

Anonymous said...

Score another piece of Queens history lost and another piece of Queens crap replacing it. And there was no sense in perusing landmark designation because the LPC (lazy partners in crime) have turned a deaf ear and blind eye to Queens. Any comment from that dumbkoff aged borough historian Dr. Jack (off) Eichenbaum? We can't hear you Jack!
Fughettaboutit. Dr. Jack is too busy kissing Melinda Kayz's ass.....lest she finds a new borough historian to replace that boring dope. Incidentally, our burro historian has gone on public record questioning applying landmark designation as a tool for preservation. You can frequently find him at the Queens Hysterical Society...,another useless anemic force on protecting our boroughs history. They run a little toy house...Kingsland. That st all folks. That's why I'm no longer a member.

ron s said...

Queens-lowest respect for history of the 5 boroughs. Why?

Chrysis Elgie said...

Over the past 20 years, I’ve watched one historic building in Queens after another being torn down to squeeze 3, 4, 5 or even 10 attached units with concrete parking pads where a front lawn should be.

My neighborhood, Middle Village, has had almost every historic farmhouse torn down to replace with these new houses that are so ugly, you can’t imagine anyone could have such awful taste to build them.

The greatest loss was the 1712 Morrell family farmhouse. One of the three first families in MiddlecVillage, the Morrell played a huge part in the Revolution and events in Queens. It was unfortunatelybdamned by the deadliest threat in Queens to any old house. It was on a big lot. That is the kiss of death that has removed to historybof Middle Villagecad a farm town.

Landmarks couldn’t care to save it. For them, there is Manhattan and Nrooklynnand then the other places.

Anonymous said...


Thank this lo-voltage hack with a smirk (remember "out of his district"):

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/councilman-doesn-support-controversial-development-article-1.1975521

Anonymous said...

Score another piece of Queens history lost and another piece of Queens crap replacing it. And there was no sense in perusing landmark designation because the LPC (lazy partners in crime) have turned a deaf ear and blind eye to Queens. Any comment from that dumbkoff aged borough historian Dr. Jack (off) Eichenbaum? We can't hear you Jack!
Fughettaboutit. Dr. Jack is too busy kissing Melinda Kayz's ass.....lest she finds a new borough historian to replace that boring dope. Incidentally, our burro historian has gone on public record questioning applying landmark designation as a tool for preservation. You can frequently find him at the Queens Hysterical Society...,another useless anemic force on protecting our boroughs history. They run a little toy house...Kingsland. That st all folks. That's why I'm no longer a member.
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Why did this happen? "The Clique" (behind the councilman, community board, etc) favored a developer with shallow root$ vs Astoria's children, newbies, and old school - in short, the community. Now this guy is getting an award, perhaps because this picture, and the person behind it, is an exemplar of what Astoria is all about.

Why? Cause they say so!

What's next, an airplane flying over Astoria park trailing a banner saying "Hey Astoria! F U! Waddya goin' ta do about it?"

Anonymous said...

Queens-lowest respect for history of the 5 boroughs. Why?

I will tell you why. One day got into a conversation with a high ranking person on the board of a major civic group in Queens. He was bad mouthing Landmark designation.

I suggested that he should say those things he tells his neighbors to a civic in a district that is actually Landmarked.

He was startled for a moment, then his face contorted in anger. He knew he looked stupid but had no idea no how to respond. All he knew as that he will never let facts stand in the way of what a politician told him.

That is why you should do your own thinking Queens, and stop having someone with a different agenda than you do your thinking for you.

For your community, your family, yourself, as a citizen you have a duty, obligation, responsibility to form your own conclusions.

The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright said...

Folks, you got 75 bucks layin' around? If so, you too can kiss ass and "honor" as Man of the Year CALIENDO who will be building his crap design on the bones of the Dulcken house. All to take place next Saturday, March 24, at Riccardo's.

And pray tell who's doing the honoring? The ones who brought and continue to bring you the aesthetic destruction of Astoria, the Vallones and that Vallone family shill - the Astoria Civic Association. DETAILS.

You like what you see being done in Astoria? Come to Riccardo's and laud your heroes.

Tommy Efreeti said...

Eyagh, can you imagine yipsters giggling about how they "live at The Dulcken" years hence. ugh.

Anonymous said...

Perfect allegory for what is happening to all of Queens.

Anonymous said...

Astoria used to be a nice charming ethnic community, it was also moderately priced, now its a hipster craphole, Brooklyn Lite.