FDNY drops plan to warehouse trucks by Lou Lodati Park

Print Friendly

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

  1. Eurozone

    Perfect place to be converted into a parking lot

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  2. Flores 65

    Thank you Jimmy Van Bramer!

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  4. Rick Grimes

    A safe place from walkers

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  5. SunnysidePosthatesme16

    This place really should be turned into a parking lot

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  6. CircleK

    Thank you JVB

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  8. Anonymous

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

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  10. CB

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

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  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?

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  15. Anonymous

    This neighborhood is far from gentrified.

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  16. Noah

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

    Like(0)Dislike(0)
  17. rikki

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

    Like(0)Dislike(0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Latest News

CBC: Queens Burdened By Dilapidated Subway Stations
Sept. 2, By Jackie Strawbridge
The majority of New York City’s worst-condition subway stations are in Queens, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission has found. The CBC, a New York finance-oriented nonprofit, released a report Wednesday that examines both the quality of subway stations citywide and the MTA’s system for repairing them.…
OPINION: CB 2 “Discloses” Joe Conley’s Status But Many Questions Remain
Opinion: Sept. 1, By John O'Reilly
I received on August 31, 2015 an email from CB 2 forwarding documents regarding Joseph Conley’s appointment to the Board’s Land Use and Transportation Committees and the draft minutes of the Board’s June 4,…
Big block party planned for Skillman Ave
August 31, By Christian Murray
Two of Sunnyside's leading business groups are hosting a large block party on Skillman Avenue next month that will bring bands, dancers and local restaurants together for the day. The event, dubbed “The Skillman Avenue Fall Festival,” will take place on Saturday,…
Opinion: Our Community Board is Violating State Law
08-20-15 JOR to CB 2 re pending Conley FOIL requests…
7 line extension complete, Hudson Yards station opens Sept. 13
August 28, By Michael Florio
The MTA has announced that it will be opening its highly-anticipated 34th Street/Hudson Yards stop on September 13. The stop is about a mile from the Times Square-42nd Street station and is located at 34th Street and 11th Avenue.…
Sunnyside residents start petition drive in opposition to 10-story building proposal
August 26, By Christian Murray
The developer that plans to construct a 10-story, 220-unit residential building on Barnett Avenue (near 52nd Street) is about to face some heavy resistance from Sunnyside residents who are dead-set against the project. Phipps Houses,…
Sunnyside/Woodside’s small businesses hit with fewer fines in 2015
August 25, By Christian Murray
The amount of money New York City has been collecting in fines from western Queens business owners has dropped significantly in the past year as the City continues to shed its ‘gotcha’ inspection culture.…
Man shot in broad daylight in Woodside
August 25, By Jackie Strawbridge
A 60-year man was shot in the arm while he was driving his vehicle in Woodside this afternoon, according to police. The victim was shot by a man who was walking on the sidewalk near 62-35 30th Avenue at about 1:15 pm,…
Two eateries open on 46th Street
August 24, Staff Report
A Thai restaurant and a Mexican-American diner have opened on 46th Street in the past two weeks. Term Tem, a Thai eatery, opened at 45-53 46th Street 10 days ago, taking over the space that was previously occupied by the Chinese restaurant China Taste.…

More Headlines

Sunnyside/Woodside’s small businesses hit with fewer fines in 2015
August 25, By Christian Murray
The amount of money New York City has been collecting in fines from western Queens business owners has dropped significantly in the past year as the City continues to shed its ‘gotcha’ inspection culture.…
Man shot in broad daylight in Woodside
August 25, By Jackie Strawbridge
A 60-year man was shot in the arm while he was driving his vehicle in Woodside this afternoon, according to police. The victim was shot by a man who was walking on the sidewalk near 62-35 30th Avenue at about 1:15 pm,…
Two eateries open on 46th Street
August 24, Staff Report
A Thai restaurant and a Mexican-American diner have opened on 46th Street in the past two weeks. Term Tem, a Thai eatery, opened at 45-53 46th Street 10 days ago, taking over the space that was previously occupied by the Chinese restaurant China Taste.…
Police release sketch of suspect wanted for acid attack
August 23, Staff Report
The police have released a sketch of the suspect believed to have thrown an acid-like substance into the face of a woman on Skillman Avenue Wednesday. The suspect--described as  5' 8", black and about 30 years old--allegedly threw a hazardous liquid into a 59-year-old woman’s face outside 33-02 Skillman Ave.…
Murphy’s closed, shut down by court order
August 20, By Christian Murray
Murphy’s Bar, located at 48-18 Skillman Avenue, closed for good Wednesday. The establishment was shutdown by the landlord who took possession of the space by court order. A marshal’s notice was posted on the front door of the bar/restaurant that was filed by the landlord against Murphy's and proprietor Mike Murphy.…
Woman attacked with acid-like substance on 43rd Avenue
August 20, Staff Report
A 59-year-old woman was seriously burned after a man threw a hazardous substance in her face near Sunnyside last night, according to police. The woman was getting into her car at the corner of 43rd Avenue and 33rd Street at about 5:35 pm when the man approached her and tossed an unknown substance into her face,…
Well-known Woodside building on the market, site likely to be developed
August 19, Staff Report
A large piece of Queens Blvd real estate is for sale--being marketed as ideal for hotels and condos. The property, located on the corner of Queens Blvd and 60th Street, is on the market for $4.5 million and is currently occupied by a laundromat,…
Masked man breaks into Pearle Vision on Queens Blvd, quickly nabbed by cops
August 18, By Christian Murray
A masked-man who smashed through the glass door at Pearle Vision and scooped up more than $3,000 in glasses was stopped in his tracks by police as he attempted to flee the store early Saturday,…
Pesticide spraying to take place across sections of Sunnyside/Woodside tonight
August 17, By Christian Murray
Trucks will be spraying a number of western Queens neighborhoods with a pesticide this evening as the Health Dept. aims to deplete the mosquito population to combat West Nile disease. Spraying will begin at 8:30 pm,…
Yankee fan on ATV takes it for a spin around Sunnyside
August 16, Staff Report
A man dressed in a Yankee shirt was riding through the streets of Sunnyside yesterday on an all-terrain vehicle. The rider drove down Skillman Avenue, made an illegal right turn on 43rd Avenue and then raced to Northern Boulevard.…
Bliss Street Station, a long-time Sunnyside bar, to close
August 14, By Christian Murray
Bliss Street Station, an Irish bar/restaurant that has been part of the neighborhood since 1989, is closing. Ambrose Gurhy, a co-owner of the 47-02 Greenpoint Ave. establishment, said the bar’s last day will be Sunday,…
Man struck by 7 train on Woodside platform, looking in wrong direction
August 14, By Michael Florio
A Flushing-bound 7 train struck and injured a man who at the Woodside station this morning. The man was leaning over the edge of the platform and was looking in the wrong direction when the incoming 7-train struck him at 8:28 am,…
Italian restaurant to open on Queens Blvd
August 13, By Christian Murray
A new Italian restaurant is opening on Queens Blvd. Zio Luigie, a restaurant that will focus primarily on offering fresh pastas, is scheduled to open at 42-15 Queens Blvd in October, according to owner Louis Bermjo.…
Caffe Bene’s Sunnyside operation is for sale
August 11, Staff Report
Caffe Bene’s Sunnyside operation is for sale. The café, located at 41-31 Queens Blvd, opened in May 2014 and is on the market for $550,000 (click for listing). The rent is $7,000 per month and there is 15 years left on the lease,…

Restaurants