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9-Story Building Planned For 51st Street in Woodside

43-44 51st St (NYC ZOLA)

April 24, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Plans for a nine-story building in Woodside have been filed with the Department of Buildings.

The 75-unit corner building would rise to a height of 99 feet at 43-44 51st St., and span just under 60,000 square feet.

Floors two though nine would see a mixture of affordable and market-rate apartments spreading through 51,372 square feet, while the ground floor would hold 8,624 square feet of retail space.

The development also includes an indoor and outdoor recreation room for tenants, a fitness room, and enclosed parking for 31 cars.

Raymond Chan is listed as the building’s architect, with Ronald Ji noted as the owner. The property was purchased for $3.7 million in 2010.

The developer did not immediately respond to an email with questions about the project’s timeline.

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22 Comments

BS Caller

If it looks cheap, then so be it. It won’t be worse than the useless garage and the ugly supply store that was sitting there. There’ll be more warm bodies living on that block in the future to make that part of Sunnyside safer at night.

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El loco

Who cares, just a matter of time until the whole area is swallowed up by big buildings. Its not tiny town anymore. Move out if here fast. This Neighborhood sucks.

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BS Caller

Get with the times. Change is inevitable. Just like companies that failed to adapt (like Toys R Us and Barnes & Nobles) end up folding and closing stores. So guess what — the millennials are coming. Developers are coming. Big buildings are coming. Rent will go up. If you can’t accept this, do what others have already done — leave NYC.

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Anono

How many parking my spots does your building have?? Probably none! Most buildings in Sunnyside don’t have even one parking spot.

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whaah

Only like 30% of Sunnyside households own a car, and that’s mostly the people who live in the single family homes.

I’m sure almost everyone in this building won’t own a car. Why would you want them to build a lot of parking anyway? That would just encourage these people to drive and cause more congestion on local roads.

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TheR

Cheap construction is the biggest epidemic in Queens. Buildings fall apart after 3 years. Cheap materials and cheap labor.

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El loco

Your right. All these building s that chan built are horrible. Cheap looking. In 3/4 years all these buildings look 25 yrs old. Its like cheap Chinese knockoffs only its a building not a watch or a handbag. Original yankee stadium was house that ruth built, new stadium the house that george built, Well for woodside and sunnyside, its now the neighborhood chan built. I’m moving, at least all from Sunnyside was smart enough to sell when prices are high and got out of here. Also much smarter then I thought . I concede. He’s the greatest

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BartStone

Good luck to the builders! They well might get caught with their pants down during a downturn if they can’t complete and rent the units in time. Or was 2009 so long ago that we’ve all forgotten that property values can decrease? If Sunnyside is hot and hip, something must be wrong 😉

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whaah

It’s not that Sunnyside is “hot and hip” but that population grows over time and you need to increase the overall housing capacity.

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Ann Cream

Where have you been? It is precisely that Sunnyside is hot and hip. Up until 15 years ago if you said you lived in Sunnyside people said, where is that?” It took years of careful cooperation between developers, the community board and pols higher up the ladder to make Sunnyside the highly desirable neighborhood it is today. Pure manipulation of public opinion for fun and profit by people who don’t live here but want to grow rich on our backs.

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Anonymous

wondering how much mr. jvb is getting in campaign contributions for this development

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