Saturday, December 28, 2019

The Boulevard Of Zombie Condo Development

Impunity City

Remember when Queens Boulevard was called the boulevard of death? Well, it has got comparably safer to commute than in the past, but it has been replaced by a new form of existential threat, and that is over-development. With this post, I bring forth three technically new buildings that have been built but have remained strangely unfinished and to this day still yet to be occupied. Yet strangely are already on the market.

Welcome to the christening of Queens Boulevard as the Boulevard Of Zombie Development
Lets begin at this mesh covered monstrosity at 64th St.

 This sign has aged quite a bit, but upon closer inspection, this building was supposed to be completed a few days from now in the year 2018

Next we cross the BQE and find this budding condo building by 70 St.

 Looks like it already is garnering interest..,

 Too bad they are going to have to wait a little longer, this was supposed to be done in Winter 2018.

But the one down the block after 70 St. is more undead than both of them.

 This zombie building is behind schedule for 4 years now.

 This zombie condo building gives off quite an aura of mystery. For who knows when construction actually started for this development and when it actually stopped. And of course why it stopped, for there is no D.O.B. certificate on it like the others and a stop work order was clearly and vainly ripped off the building placard

These photos were taken around late August/early September. I went back around Thanksgiving to see if any progress was made...


Anonymous said...

What about the 6 or more gigantic apartment buildings going up in Chinatown, which you can see when driving up the blighted College Point Blvd?

Anonymous said...

So glad I turned down the nearby Mitchell-Lama apartmemnt at the Big Six.
Who in there right mine would want to live there now.
People in NYC vote for this "Crap" year after year after year....

Anonymous said...

China has imposed capital controls since late 2016 and is tightening it every since. You can figure out the the rest.

georgetheatheist said...

And what do the local pols have to say about this? Let alone do? They and their "crackerjack" staffs on top of this? Any news orgs outside of Crapman investigating?

Anonymous said...

All you people come on here and talk shit about our "socialist" governor, and "communist" mayor, when 99% of the stuff you complain about is the direct result of capitalism. I hate Cuomo and Diblasio and the democrats as much, if not a lot more than all of you. But they're on the the same side of the fence as Trump and and the republicans. They just good cop/ bad cop us to death, while the rich bleed us dry. Real estate interests and finance have made this city a playground for cocksuckers. You might be able to hang on for now, but sooner or later they're gonna price you and your kids outta here. Their end game of course is for you to have to pay til you have nothing left and then get curbstomped. The Dems and Republicans have one goal, protect the rich. If you think Deblasio is a communist, you should wake the fuck up and find out what that really means. You can blame anyone you want, whatever makes you feel better, but the fact of the matter is that the people who run this city are capitalists and as far as they're concerned everything is fine.

JQ LLC said...


Just like your excellent scoop on the illegal parking by off-duty NYPD on that blvd on the day city council voted for more punitive charges on placard abuse on that very day, which for some reason did not get any fucking attention, all I had to do was just ride my bike around there.

And I might have to update, because that link provided by Anon on China's strict regs is definitely the source for these zombie buildings.

Last anon: 100 fucking a right.

Anonymous said...

@The Dems and Republicans have one goal, protect the rich. If you think Deblasio is a communist, you should wake the fuck up

You my friend are a retard. The Republicans and Democrats ARE THE RICH! DeBlasio is a communist and the Cuomo boy is a socialist, but he is a bit confused.
So for the empty condos, you can thank communist China for them.
The current system has nothing to do with capitalism.

JQ LLC said...

de Blasio and Cuomo are neither of those things, they are straight up hardcore neoliberals. The Blaz may also be a closeted conservative to with his supply side approach to NYCHA and his affordable housing scam. Cuomo, like all fauxgressives, isn't that ideologically different than any hack elected Republican

All of these labels, ideologies and party affiliations are all window dressing distractions and optics.

It's just a big club. and you ain't in it.

Anonymous said...

"If my son is not a liberal when he is twenty, I will disown him; if he is not a conservative when he is forty, I will disown him then."
John Adams

Anonymous said...

When Bernie had hair, he got kicked out of a hippie commune for being lazy, that's when he decided to become a politician !

Anonymous said...

"DeBlasio is a communist and the Cuomo boy is a socialist"
Trade them for people from Hong Kong and everyone will be better off !

Anonymous said...

By the latter half of the 19th century, socialism took on its more modern meaning, referring to the advancement of collective economic and political control.

Sounds just about right. See Obamacare. See "It takes a village" to raise your kid(s).

As far as the big club, well George Carlin coined it perfectly.

To me they are corrupt pieces of shit.

As far as Queens Blvd. with the empty condos, capital controls rule. Never seen for rent signs in Flushing, now I do. Some of the condo prices are insane, $800K for a studio?

Anonymous said...

@You my friend are a retard.

I may be a retard but at least I know the diff between a capitalist and a socialist. Please, at least know what the fuck you're rooting for, before looking like an asshole.

@de Blasio and Cuomo are neither of those things, they are straight up hardcore neoliberals

What the fuck do you think "neoliberals" are? They're CAPITALISTS. Get it. THEY'RE FUCKING YOU. Hope you like it.
Same team as Trump, Obama, Clinton, Pelosi, Bush, etc. and on and on. If you think I'm wrong than tell me how. This year, billionaires paid less in percentage of taxes than you or me, how's it feel cheering for a guy that's screwing you and your family out of their future?

We're getting fucked. We're getting fucked by the people that own the tv stations, the newspapers, the banks, and all of the property. If you think they give a single shit about you or your family, you're tripping. The people who facilitate it are on the same team. They are Democrats and Republicans. Maybe you know that and don't care, or just think, well, that's the way it is. But at least realize that when you defend the dems or the repubs, that you're brown nosing, and being a fucking chump.

Look they won't ever teach this stuff in school. They sure don't talk about it on tv. This morning there was was a debate on CNBC, capitalism vs socialism. The three guys debating were Bill Gates , Warren Buffet, and some other blood sucking billionaire. Some fucking debate, huh?

I recommend Blackshirts and Reds, by Michael Parenti (nice New York boy.) Here's a link:

It's a good place to start.

georgetheatheist said...

If you're not playing golf with these guys HERE, do you think you really matter?

Anonymous said...

Well, look at the good side to this - the march of Chinese money down Queens Blvd from Elmhurst has stopped at the door of Sunnyside.

Little doubt it will soon resume.

Anonymous said...

Extend the number seven along Main St to Queens Blvd

Anonymous said...

"Herr derr Bernie is a lazy socialist"

Bitch he's been a senator for decades and has a real chance of being president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, what have you done?

The "ok Boomer" meme is way overused but this is such a perfect example of what younger people are trying to get through your heads. The world has passed you by, and your rhetoric is completely out of touch with what's happening in reality. The"socialists" ruining the city (and the country) aren't lazy, they've worked tirelessly over the last 60 years infiltrating literally every major institution in the country to bring us to the state we are in today. What did your conservative rhetoric even conserve?

"Muh free market capitalism will save us!" Bitch, bankers funded the Bolsheviks, robber barons buried your family members in mines and ground them up in factories and Sprite is trying to turn your grandkids into trannies. Capitalism has never been on your side.

There simply aren't enough white voters left in NY, and increasingly in the country, for this anti-socialist bootstraps rhetoric to ever be effective again. Either adapt to the times, understand the threat the country is really facing or do us all a favor and just shut the fuck up already.

Anonymous said...

Mr. de Blasio, who studied Latin American politics at Columbia and was conversational in Spanish, grew to be an admirer of Nicaragua’s ruling Sandinista party, thrusting himself into one of the most polarizing issues in American politics at the time. The Reagan administration denounced the Sandinistas as tyrannical and Communist, while their liberal backers argued that after years of dictatorship, they were building a free society with broad access to education, land and health care …

Mr. de Blasio became an ardent supporter of the Nicaraguan revolutionaries. He helped raise funds for the Sandinistas in New York and subscribed to the party’s newspaper, Barricada, or Barricade. When he was asked at a meeting in 1990 about his goals for society, he said he was an advocate of “democratic socialism.”

… The roots of Mr. de Blasio’s progressive brand of politics lie in the shadows of volcanoes, thousands of miles from the city he now hopes to lead, at a decaying health clinic in Masaya, a small Nicaraguan city. Mr. de Blasio, bearded, gawky and cerebral, had arrived in the city as part of a 10-day tour of Nicaragua in 1988, the capstone of the year he spent as an employee of the Quixote Center, a social justice group in Maryland. The center, founded by Catholic leaders, officially did not take sides in the Nicaraguan dispute, though much of its aid went to help families sympathetic to the Sandinistas.

… In 1987, Mr. de Blasio was hired as a political organizer, soon after he finished graduate school at Columbia, earning $12,000 a year. He worked inside the Quixote Center’s Maryland office, converted apartments filled with homegrown squash and peace posters. Hunched over his desk with a phone to his ear — his colleagues likened him to “Big Bird with a beard” — he oversaw efforts to solicit and ship millions of dollars in food, clothing and supplies to Nicaragua. He also proved to be a skilled provocateur, twice being arrested during rallies against United States foreign policy that were held in the Washington area.

That's a commie to me. Next.

Anonymous said...

@ may be a retard but at least I know the diff between a capitalist and a socialist. Please, at least know what the fuck you're rooting for, before looking like an asshole.

No, you are an asshole. I lived under socialism and communism, you have no clue what you are talking about. Rooting? WTF you are talking about?

Yes, you need to read your books, after all the only place you'll learn something useful.

TommyR said...

Interesting J. adams quote, for any who want to read up on its contested origins:

Anyhow. Gotta agree the middle (esp homeowning) class gets screwed royally by both Dems and Repubs, the latter is just more subtle about it.

The billionaires and giant corps are crowing about getting even MORE tax breaks for themselves and the richest 1%.

Meanwhile the City gave me a lovely christmas gift last Fri morning in the form of a bogus 'spillage out of receptacle' charge on a recycling pick up day: I saw (and wished I'd recorded) the garbage guy TOSSING my paper recycling out of its bag onto the street...within minutes, a sanitation enforcement officer who'd been driving in his trucks' wake had a ticketed printed and posted up besides my front door. Fucking wonderful, eh? Naught to do but try to fight it on a rules technicality (tickets aren't supposed to be given out except btw 8-9 am + 6-7 pm).

Merry christmas, and may we live to be healthier and happier in 2020...

JQ LLC said...

Anon re: commie

That is some Ken Burns history of de Blasio there. But that was over 20/30 years ago. The man we see today is miles away ideologically from that poser.

about 10 years ago when he was public advocate he started the 100 worst landlords list. And now he's subservient to most of them, awarding them multi-million city contracts for their demolition by neglect buildings.

And he's not Big Bird anymore. Since he's been looking very flush lately from embarrassing himself daily, he looks more like Frankenberry now.

JQ LLC said...

#MayorFrankenberry that is

Anonymous said...

I’m an asshole and a retard. I’m a retarded asshole. That’s all you got? What happened to you? Castro take away your family’s plantation? Get the boot out of your mouth, I can’t understand a fucking thing you’re saying.

Anonymous said...

❝The cost of sanity, in this society is a certain level of alienation.❞ ——Caitlin Johnstone

❝The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.❞ ——Albert Einstein

❝They got you fightin' white against colored, native against foreign, hollow against hollow, when you know there ain't but two sides in this world: Them that work and them that don't. You work, they don't. That's all you got to know about the enemy.❞ ——Joe Kennehan (Chris Cooper), in John Sayles’ ‘Marewan’

❝People spend so much time mocking President Donald TRUMP, or waiting for him to be impeached. And, the danger with that kind of obsession with a single person is that you don't see the system that produced him.❞ ——Arundhati Ray, Indian novelist, human rights and environmental activist

❝When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.❞ ——Socrates

(That would be the ‘do nothing, know nothing’ Democrats——all of whom would rather re-elect their purported nemesis, TRUMP, instead of working for a living for We, the People——and, the ever languishing public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned!)

❝It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.❞ ——Jiddu Krishnamurti

❝One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.❞ ——Carl Sagan

❝It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.❞ ―Thomas Sowell ❝It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his NOT understanding it.❞ —―Upton Sinclair

❝Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.❞ —―Robert LeFavre

❝A nation of sheep soon begets a government of wolves.❞ —―Edward R. Murrow

❝Everything the state says is a lie, and everything it has it has stolen.❞ —―Friedrich Nietzsche

Lee Camp (of 'Redacted Tonight' fame) says:

❝...we have an economy that, at its core, is based on death, misery and hardship. It’s not based on health and happiness and life. When it’s humming along, that means our obliteration of the planet is running full steam ahead, and average workers are being appropriately repressed and held down, hoping to collect enough food stamps to papier-mâché a cast on their broken arm. In fact, The Washington Post admitted it this week—but acted surprised when they said it: 'Many analysts pointed to a seemingly unusual cause for the turbulence: rising wages.'❞

❝No, it’s not an “unusual” cause at all. When we start doing better—when wages start going up–Wall Streeters shit themselves.❞

❝If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.❞ —―Malcolm X

❝The further a society drifts from the truth, the more that it will hate those who speak it.❞ —―George Orwell

❝The cost of sanity, in this society is a certain level of alienation.❞ ——Caitlin Johnstone

❝The system cannot be fixed by the system.❞ —―Tom Morello

❝To do a great right—do a little wrong ... and, curb this cruel devil of his will.❞ ——Shakespeare

❝Terrorism, first and foremost, is an instrument of statecraft.❞ ——Neil Kramer

❝We can disagree and still love each other—unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.❞ ——James Baldwin

Finally, when injustice becomes law—then resistance becomes duty!

❝Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State is lawless and corrupt.❞ —―Mahatma Gandhi

Anonymous said...

When Bernie PANDERS had hair, he got kicked out of a hippie commune for being lazy―at that EXACT moment, THAT'S when he decided to become a politician (NOT public servant)!

Now, he is representative of the entire, two-party-machine-failed duopoly DISEASE, and why that hyper-corrupt, entrenched, corporate obedient and establishment-rigged system is SO COMPLETELY UNACCOUNTABLE―that it NOW DEVALUES honesty itself―to pathologically high treasonous, traitorous and tyrannical effect!

And, the ever languishing public be eternally duped, bilked, scammed and damned! THIS is what CLASS WARFARE and CLASSISM looks like. It won't be long now, possums, before government tyranny and anarchy (currently in mid level progress), rampantly spills over into the lawless streets of vigilantism, as a 'Cause & Effect' BECAUSE of the absolute, government sanctioned lawlessness, corruption, graft and monstrous greed that has completely infected New York City Hall, The Capital in Albany, The Capitol in BrainWashington, DC―and, the global crisis at large regarding ALL honest, ethical, INCLUSIONARY, NOT FOR SALE LEADERSHIP (that leads by example).

❝I think that our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think that we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends. I think that they are all insane. But, I am liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what is insane about it. Don't you agree?❞ —John Lennon

❝Nobody in the world, nobody in history has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.❞ —Assata Shakur

❝There's simply no polite way to tell people they've dedicated their lives to an illusion.❞ —Daniel Dennett

❝To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all.❞ —Oscar Wilde

❝There’s simply no polite way to tell people they’ve dedicated their lives to an illusion.❞ —Daniel Dennett

Anonymous said...

Crappy, you need a few lessons on formatting. Tighter spacing and no need for 30 images for people to scroll down to get the point.

Anonymous said...

"If you think Deblasio is a communist, you should wake the fuck up"
I know it hurts you when you are a card-carrying communist ! No one with something between the two ears will will buy a pig in a poke like Bernie ! That makes me a smart "asshole and a retard" because I'm not drinking the Kool-Aid !

Anonymous said...

When Bernie Sanders is considered a moderate, you know the Democrats have completely lost it !

Anonymous said...

No, moron. DeBlasio and Bloomberg built one right here so we can all live the commie dream.

Anonymous said...


Very funny! Copy that. Frankenberry, hahahahahaha.

JQ LLC said...

@anon re: formatting

Thanks for the tip. Hopefully I will be able to hire an editor.

Anonymous said...

@JQ LLC Happy New Year and Thanks for maintainting Quees Crap !

Anonymous said...

Spell Check Queens ...opps