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Developer Files Plans for 17-Story, 90-Unit Building by 52nd Street Station

A 17-story, 90-unit building is proposed to go up on the former J & Sons Supply Store site. A four-story school is planned to accompany it (Google)

April 30, 2019 By Christian Murray

A small area around the 52nd Street train station has become a hot bed for development—and it is about to get a whole lot hotter.

Plans were filed last week for a 17-story, 90-unit complex at the corner of 51st Street and Roosevelt Ave., where the blue-colored J & Sons Supply building once stood.

The building would include six apartments per floor from floors three to 17. There would be ground floor commercial space, with the second floor used for mechanical and electrical purposes. The cellar would include parking and recreation space.

The plans include a stand-alone school, which would be four-stories tall, on the same site. The school is likely to be a private school, since the School Construction Authority said it is not working on bringing a public school to the site.

The plans are currently being reviewed by the Department of Buildings, including whether they meet existing zoning requirements.

52-16 Roosevelt Ave. as seen in July 2018 (Google Maps).

The property is owned by Peng Li of HW LIC One LLC., who bought it for $15 million in February 2018.

Li could not be reached for comment.

There are several other developments going up Roosevelt Avenue on nearby sites.

A developer has filed plans for a seven-story building at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave. The building will span three properties by 52nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. (Google Maps)

Plans were filed in March for a six-story, 10-unit building at 52-16 Roosevelt Ave., a site mid-block between 52nd and 53rd Streets that once housed former Council Member Eric Gioia’s offices and a small shed next door. On the adjacent site, at the corner of 53rd and Roosevelt Avenue, a six-story building is being developed.

In addition, plans were filed in January for a seven-story, 40-unit complex at 51-24 Roosevelt Ave., where Nunziato Florists and Payag Restaurant were located.

Meanwhile, plans for a 5 story, 10-unit building at 52-22 Roosevelt Ave., where Adelita restaurant was formerly located, were filed in 2017.

Additionally, plans were filed last year for a six-story, 14-unit complex at 43-20 52nd St.

On Queens Boulevard, at 50-17 Queens Blvd (43-44 51st Street), plans have been filed for a nine-story, 75-unit building.

43-44 51st St (NYC ZOLA)

 

 

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48 Comments

Sad Lad

Been hearing a lot lately about permanent home shelter around there. The community board is a joke , they dont know nothing . Time to put house for sale and get out of Woodside, Truly enuff of the riff raffs that are on staying in Hotel on 53 St & QB for homeless. There is no curfew and they do as they pleased .
Why 17 story bldg ??

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StevenTom

17 stories in a neighborhood where 5 or 6 is the norm? How is this allowed? Aren’t there zoning rules or community board oversight to prevent this developer from building a monstrosity that is out of character with the surrounding neighborhood? (I could stop laughing as I was typing that last part… this in NYC where developers pay off politicians and bureaucrats and get rewarded with tax abatements in return.)

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Anonymous

don’t worry Mr. JVB’s bag has been filled since he took office more to come for him –

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had enuff of woodside

Our community board does nothing and knows nothing . So where is this homeless shelter going to be build cos I live on 53 st and I will sell my house and get out of Woodside for good cos I cant stand it no more. ITs getting overcrowded & parking is a joke too. No one cares here anymore , SAYONARA FOLKS

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gagf

Who cares about height? The only thing that matters is preserving the small scale ground floor commercial space. The lot is zoned for higher density anyway. Do you really think stores and apartments are worse than parking lots and semi-vacant industrial space?

Stop complaining.

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gagf

The block is zoned for higher density.

I support the height as long as a good % is affordable and it has ground floor retail.

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former Sunnysider

You’re living in a dream world. There is nothing in Sunnyside that is affordable. I grew up in Sunnyside back in the 50’s-60’s and I wouldn’t recommend Sunnyside to anyone. The crime has skyrocketed, the hotels have been turned into homeless shelters, the cost of housing is a complete joke. The politicians don’t give a damn about the people or the neighborhoods as long as their pockets continue to fill up.

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rgs sunnyside

more buildings same old shitty 7 train!!! should be a great place to live only 3 grand a month to listen to the 7 all day and night long! like living under the roller coaster in coney island! for certain there will be low income apartments at 2500 a month! no worries 7 train too crowded we’ll just use those poorly designed bike lanes!

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Supernova

Its destroying the environment and quality of life in this area..why doesn’t Jimmy Van B, put a stop to this? Oh yea that’s right…. his done and his wants to run for higher office in the city… I say if he doesn’t help stop this plan don’t vote for him in November… we the people of Woodside have demonstrate in protest in front of his office and in front of sites that are getting ready to build the destruction of our quality of life …fight back if politicians wont fight for you!!!!

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Frank L. Wright

I’m sure Peng Li will build a gorgeous building to rival the architecture marvels of the world!

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rgs sunnyside

they build more & more buildings but no infrastructure but oh we have those wonderful bike lanes nobody uses.. maybe we can pitch a few tents on them..

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Gerald

I’m seeing the bike lanes used quite often, not sure what mirage you’re looking at…

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rgs sunnyside

sorry my friend i live on skillman and cross that avenue many times
a day, yes there are some who use them but really the numbers are not that much and more often then not they seem to be food delivery guys, i’m all for bike lanes when they are properly designed but on skillman especially when they narrow to one lane and when vehicles double park it just creates congestion and the honking of horns, but who knows maybe with all these new people coming in maybe they will use them and i’ll be proven wrong! love peace save the whales!

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Yer commute sucks

17 story apartment building right there at the 52nd street station? Is this a practical joke?

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Lois Ayres

Who;s going to live on the same block as the now being constructed homeless shelter?

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mr

I’m all for it if 85 of the proposed 90 units are affordable by Federal income levels, not NYC levels… $2,500 for a 1 bedroom is NOT sustainable for 90% of us…

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gagf

At least it’s drive down the rents in the surrounding roach infested one bedroom apartments with kitchens from the 1970s.

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Not Blind

That ain’t working, Brainiac. This ain’t a free market by any means whatsoever.

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Joeydogs

Apartment rental prices are going up no matter how many more they build -thinkaboutit!!

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bxgrl

Look around, Master Planner. How many apartments have been built already in the last 10 years – is your rent any lower yet?

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JVB, Please Help

JVB…. please help. You were so instrumental in stopping the Amazon deal… can you stop this too?

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Truth

It was Van Bramer who ok-ed this because he receives significant kickback from real estate developers.

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QueensLocal

This is great! Imagine whining about the 7 train being too crowded and thinking the reason is “too many apartments” and not half-assed MTA union workers.

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Matt

I’m not a fan of their performance either, but how is rider volume and train frequency their fault?

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Supernova

A total of 190 apartments…its over crowd in this area already, subway cant handle so many people , throughout the line all across the line that stops at LIC another load of people broading subway. than the other stops Veron Jackson & Hunter’s Point..I never thought that Woodside, Sunnyside, LIC would end up this way… population explosion…just ;like China….

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Alex

This shows the major disconnection between private industry (real estate) and government services (MTA). Real estate has the profit motive, residents have a new place to live; two parties get what they want. With government services one party depends on votes and the other party is taxed. There really is no service. The head of the MTA (Cuomo and his cronies) depend on reelections, not services and getting you to your destination. Thats why the MTA is garbage.

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Edward

Hopefully since the bike lanes are now everywhere these new residents of sunnyside will be utilizing the bike lanes. As oppose to getting on the 7 train, seeing as most likely there gonna be hipsters moving into these units who love to save the environment. Stupid bike lanes can’t wait for JVB to loose his bid for queens borough president horrible politician.

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Johnny

Edward – These new people will be residents of Woodside. You dislike the environment?

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Common Sense

Hipsters won’t be moving into what’s sure to be an ugly, poorly constructed eyesore that’s sandwiched between the elevated 7 and queens blvd. Such a hot location!

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La bella mela

The good news here is they finally getting rid of the eyesore of Gioias office which could not understand why canopy& diggy office which I never ever saw anyone in there was still there even though he is no longer council member ?? Ugh it was an ugly site. But
are they going to provide more bus/trains to accommodate all this housing explosion ??

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Supernova

No …no buses no subways …. you will ride like a sardine in cans…the new China Crowded as heck…

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Anaid

Where are they planning to fit all these people on the 7 train, which is already filled to capacity as it is! SMH!

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squeeze in

dont worry about the crowding, its all homeless people that will occupy the building and they dont go to work anyhow

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Gerald

I’ve been applying for 15+ years. I’m a city worker, yet hardly qualify for any. And any that I do qualify, never get a call back. But my neighbor who owns a home and is retired won the coveted Big 6 apartment now she’s set for life. Life just isn’t fair for middle class in NYC

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Princess Vespa

You are a city employee, therefore you already make too much to qualify.

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Pack That 7 Train

Nice! It only means 90 more families for the 52nd St station. At least every stop will provide a fresh supply of oxygen as we are pressed on all sides of our bodies. It’s going to be GREATTTT!

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Wake up riders.

Take. Off. Ya. Bags!

Take em off. Step into the car. All the way. Either sit down at an empty seat or allow someone else to sit.

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