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Korean Church on 48th Avenue in Woodside To Be Demolished

New York Korean Church of the Nazarene at 45-05 48th Ave. (Photo: Nathaly Pesantez)

June 4, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A Woodside church will be facing the wrecking ball.

Permits filed on June 1 show plans to demolish the New York Korean Church of the Nazarene, located at 45-05 48th Ave.

The church has been in Woodside since 2003, when the New York District of the Church of Nazarene purchased the property for $200,000. The church underwent facade work some time after 2013, and includes a small parking lot.

The St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church, next to the site, is not part of the property.

City records also show that the property was purchased by Nash Properties for $2.3 million on May 22. The developer is behind several small mixed used projects in Astoria, Elmhurst, and beyond.

The developer was not available to answer questions on what will be built on the site when reached via telephone.

The church’s listed phone number has since been disconnected, and the Metro New York District Church of the Nazarene, which oversees Church of Nazarene locations in the area, did not immediately respond to questions on why the property was sold.

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moment of clarity

When Trump got elected it was proof there is no god, why do we need churches anyway?


That’s just the way the cookie crumbles profit over everything , that was the original plan from the gate buy it make it look legal holy Jesus and nobody says anything or can afford to say anything anyway just be quiet and go to work follow the flock…..lmao


I wonder how many of the empty churches in our area are obvious tax scams like this one


Is this allowed? Church sits there tax free for years, and sells the place, and the priests just retire or send money to Vatican or Western Union it to heavens? What happens?

Carbie Barbie

Eff Trader Joes. Plenty of good local joints around here. Does everyplace have to be cookie cutter corporate?

Fan of Dough boy park

First off, don’t hate it til you tried it. I was with you in that opinion a few years ago. Trader Joe’s have really good stuff and the staff at everyone of them are courteous and helpful. What local joint offers the same? NONE! Should I go to stores where illegal aliens bad mouth me in Spanish because they blame me for their situation or I could go to Trader Joe’s where the staff walks out with people and help people pack their goodies.their pasta is on point!!!

Kobe Tyrant

Too think you’re important enough that Spanish speakers waste their breath on you.



proof that religion can be bought and sold. sorry jeebus, you’ve been evicted!


I think the given address is wrong, but more housing and retail is always a good thing.


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