FDNY drops plan to warehouse trucks by Lou Lodati Park

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17 Responses to FDNY drops plan to warehouse trucks by Lou Lodati Park

  1. Eurozone

    Perfect place to be converted into a parking lot

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  2. Flores 65

    Thank you Jimmy Van Bramer!

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  3. Old-timer

    Finally! That warehouse is no place for a community like this. Put it somewhere away from Sunnyside so I can have my peace and quiet.

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  4. Rick Grimes

    A safe place from walkers

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  5. SunnysidePosthatesme16

    This place really should be turned into a parking lot

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  6. CircleK

    Thank you JVB

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  7. 4112

    In the last article about this subject, many were saying that this building has been vacant for many years. When I was a kid (in the 70’s,) it was a distribution center for a game factory. They used to ship Yahtzee games out of here.
    Yes, there were trucks right next to the park where we played, and we LOVED it.

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  8. Anonymous

    Good. Can the city buy it and expand our park with something like grass or green turf as in LIC?

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  9. Crane

    4112, you must also remember the donut smell on barnett, my god I used to love that street, whatever happened to that place?

    Isn’t there already a big parking lot down on 38th ave already? Why not build more levels and make that a community parking lot instead of one flat piece of land? Who owns that place? zipcar?

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  10. CB

    On the same page as Anonymous. I would love to see a similar park like the Gantry and Hunters Point South Park.

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  11. The right thing

    Van Brammer did the right thing.

    I think he now needs to get the city to buy the land and turn it into a park with grass. This would be great since that would stop a factory from moving in and would also provide us with some much needed grass.

    This end of Sunnyside needs grass. The other section has the Sunnyside Gardens Park

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  12. 4112

    “That warehouse that has been next to the park for 50 years shouldn’t be allowed to operate, because it’s next to a park.”
    Sunnyside Post Readers

    Seriously folks, how much of the park foot traffic comes from that direction anyway? If you don’t want this building to operate because you’re afraid of the noise, then be honest and say so. But, it’s BS to use the safety of the kids as an excuse. Are you telling me that the car dealership next door doesn’t generate traffic.

    This building predates the development of Rabbit’s Island. To say it shouldn’t be allowed to operate anymore is a load of crap.

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  13. Lucky Lu

    I think rejecting the NYFD proposa was a mistake. I agree with 4112’s comment that little foot traffic would pass by this lot from the park. On the other hand, I assume that 1) storing fire engines or vehicles here would not be an all day 24hr in and out of vehicular traffic as expressed by the opponents; 2) NYFD would have some sort of security measures in place, perhaps even a night security guard which would add to the overall safety of the area which is absolutely desolate and scary at night; and 3) far better than what will end up here, which I’m afraid will be multi-storied housing adding to the overburdened population density and increase we are now facing. The city is talking about shoving 200,000 affordable housing units in western Queens, and we’d be foolish to think that a lot like that wouldn’t be a prime target for real estate developers.

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  14. Stared Stiff

    Did anyone see what conolly put on his facebook page today? Now that he has completely succeeded in gentrifying this neighborhood he is crying “Foul!”

    He says there is no affordable housing here. So he proposes erecting apartment towers in Sunnyside near Northern Blvd. between 43rd and 48th. And something else in Woodside.

    Forked tongue! Evil doer. What a snake that creep is.

    So even without the trucks, this neighborhood has been raped by JC. Good God, how do we get rid of him?

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  15. Anonymous

    This neighborhood is far from gentrified.

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  16. Noah

    Thanks for waking up Jimmy Van Bugle now go back to sleep in your office and fix your hair.

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  17. rikki

    again perfect for a MONTHLY parking garage….no frills…no daily parking and very little traffic generated.

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