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Demolition Permits Filed as Section of Greenpoint Ave. to be Bulldozed


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Dec. 2, 2014 By Christian Murray

Demolition permits have been filed with the Building Dept. to demolish three Greenpoint Avenue stores and the accompanying upstairs dwelling units.

The permits, which were filed and approved Nov. 18, provide the developer with the go-ahead to knock down the buildings that were occupied by King Boulevard, SSS Video and Azteca Restaurant.

The filings do not state what the developer has in mind for the site.

This strip of real estate (47-16 to 47-24 Greenpoint Ave.) was sold by Greisman Property in October to AB Capstone Development, a development company, for  $4.35 million.

Mike Perez, who owned King Boulevard for 31 years, closed down his store at the end of October.

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It’s so sad to see this happening in Sunnyside . All the small businesses have been there for years and then they are just kicked to the sidewalk :(. Only positive thing I can say is hopefully they will rent out the ground level to people who can actually afford to pay the rent and make greenpoint avenue thrive.


green point avenue was doing just fine. people could afford what was there. The people who move into that area will not shop in green point just like every other hipster has done moving into Sunnyside. why do you think so many stores have closed. Because the people who move in dont support the neighborhood.


Support the neighborhood? When was the last time you shopped at King Boulevard? They hadn’t updated their inventory since Bill Clinton was in office. At least I knew where to go if I needed a pair of Fila sneakers and a hyper color tee shirt.

Al sharpton

I don’t know what some of these people are talking about – cute stretch of Greenpoint? Many people in this neighborhood are delusional. The important thing here is that we lose a good clothing store. In addition there are so many deserted store fronts. We need more and better shopping so we don’t have to attempt to go into Manhattan on the weekends on the 7 train that is never running


if they’re going to the extreme length of demolishing these buildings, i hope they build something worthwhile.


Wow. How do these things get approved. The whole block has the same brick style buildings that would be nice if they were fixed up. This is really too bad.


That’s insane that this is going to be bulldozed. This is actually a relatively cute stretch of Greenpoint imho. I like the housing above the commercial space. Hopefully the new building will be in line with some of the neighborhood’s charm instead of its more ugly components.

Anonymous visitor

the property will be gorgeous i had the opportunity as working on the sunnyside BID to see the rendering and it is perfect for the neighborhood


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