Friday, July 13, 2018
Kew Gardens house dating back to 1899 is teardown-bound
From the Queens Gazette:
The three-story Tudor style home at 116-17 Grosvenor Lane was built in 1899—one of many homes located in a forest-like setting.
The Grosvenor Realty Group acquired the property in September, 2017 for $1.35 million and has announced plans to demolish the home in December.
The developer is planning to build a 65-foot-tall, seven-story residential building at the site that will feature 19 apartments and a first-floor residential lobby, along with a laundry room and parking in the cellar for an unspecified number of bicycles.
19 apartments and parking for bicycles? Great. Grosvenor Lane used to be one of the most lovely lanes in the borough. Now it's almost completely crappified.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:33 AM
Labels: demolition, history, Kew Gardens, overdevelopment
It's as if a giant shit cloud formed over that block and let loose a torrential downpour of crap.
>Parking for bicycles
But where will their cars park?
Well, to quote Gordon Gekko, "Greed is Good"
It's good for these real estate folks and developers, not so good for people that want to have a nice neighborhood with historic homes and actual trees. "Parking for Bicycles", well you know who's going to be moving in, the new yuppie hipster types, who care nothing about neighborhood legacy. They just want organic food store, smoothie bar, places to ride their bikes, craft beer, tattoo parlours and places to purchase beard oil and hair dye
More crap going up. Heres an idea, how about we get rid of some of the people in this city and stop promoting for people to move here. We are already too overwhelmed. 8.5 million people is way too many. If they really think that all of this affordable housing will help ease the burden, it's not because itll just push more people into moving here and will not ease the affordable housing crisis unless they somehow stop people from moving here in the first place.
Yesterday the Crapster posted an article that said Queens now leads the city in Building permits.
Soon a recession will hit as it always does and many of these structures sitting partially constructed and will become a blight on the neighborhoods for they will be occupied by squatters. Foreclosures will rise and homes will sit unoccupied because the banks won't be able to offload them.
Long Island City will become a joke. High rises with no occupants. Cranes will teeter on the brink of collapse. Shoddy construction will crash into the streets.
Million dollar co-ops and condos will be sold for cents on the dollar if that.
Sounds like a screenplay from the 1970's, but it'll happen.
>They just want organic food store, smoothie bar, places to ride their bikes, craft beer, tattoo parlours and places to purchase beard oil and hair dye
Fortunately they already have most of those on the Lefferts Blvd bridge. The City clearly listens to hipsters over natives; maybe they can stop them from tearing it down and replacing it with something unremarkable.
More overbuilding,thanks,Bloomberg? Do the sexual deviants and other criminal freaks still hang out in the park over there?
"... Because if it's good for
families, it's good for Queens."
This is 2018!
ALL underutilized lots , where zoning permits, will be developed to the max.
That's why I made sure where I live the zoning and deed restrictions won't allow that kind of shit.
If it ain't landmarked its going....ESPECIALLY in Queens.
There will be many more coming.
Kew Gardens will soon have the density of downtown Flushing.
Do you have a landmark district there?
No! Case closed. Mourn, then get over it or move.
Crap like this causes so many problems to our infrastructure.
Traffic has become a nightmare in Queens. Today in Bayside at 1:00 PM cars were backed up on 221 street from Northern Blvd to 38th Ave. on a Saturday afternoon not rush hour!
I went by there yesterday, Crapper. They must have moved up the schedule. The house has already been demolished, unfortunately. All that's left is a dumpster and rubble.
Maybe Bayside families own too many cars per family. Ever think of that?
What about the illegal hazmat dump diagonally across Whitestone library
"Maybe Bayside families own too many cars per family. Ever think of that?"
It's not the amount of cars people own. You can only drive one car at a time. It's the Over-development of the area not design for so many cars on streets built for a population like the 1950's and earlier.
My answer to the car haters is extend the number seven line across Flushing Mudhole park!
>My answer to the car haters is extend the number seven line across Flushing Mudhole park!
It already goes past FMCP and into Flushing. We need it extended all the way out to Bayside, and a fourth track added so express trains can run 24 hours.
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