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Plans Filed For 48th Street/Greenpoint Ave. Development

Development plan for 48th and Greenpoint Ave. (source YIMBI)

Development plan for 48th and Greenpoint Ave. (source YIMBI)

March 26, 2015 By Christian Murray

The developer of a Greenpoint Avenue site–once home to King Boulevard and a number of neighboring stores–has filed plans with the Department of Buildings to construct a four-story, mixed-use building.

AB Capstone, which bought 47-16 to 47-24 Greenpoint Ave. in October, has filed plans to build a four story building, which would include 6,400 square feet of ground floor retail. AB Capstone also plans to build community facility space (such as professional offices) on the second floor.

The plan calls for apartments on the third and fourth floors, with five units on each. The total residential space is 7,800 square feet.

The filing comes just five months after the AB Capstone sought approval to demolish the existing two story properties that were occupied by King Boulevard, SSS Video, Azteca Restaurant and upstairs apartments.

AB Capstone is looking to break ground at the end of the summer, the developer told YIMBY, with an 18-month construction timeframe.

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Previous Coverage: Demolition permits filed as section of Greenpoint Ave to be bulldozed

Landlord forces three Greenpoint Ave. stores to close

 

 

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The guy who screams Oh NO!

I feel bad for the schmucks that end up spending 1950 renting a 2 bedroom apartment in that future slum building for one year then move to Brooklyn because “they made a huge mistake to move to Queens.” (*)

It is directly next to a very loud screeching turn of the 7 train and the heavily trafficked part of Queens Blvd where it changes from local arterial road to “Blvd of Death.” An Auto repair shop is next door and section 8 housing is behind it. Oh yeah and it is next to the bar people keep getting stabbed at and where people street harass every woman that walks by.

It will not look like this rendering. It will look like the shoddily built boxes that line Roosevelt Avenue where the brand new balconies are dripping rust and staining the buildings in the first 6 months of construction. You will be greeted daily with the new-New York grand entry way of a bank of electric meters and a dumpster. Fuck grass.

Can’t wait for this bright future of Sunnyside the either well intentioned but incredibly naive idiots or straight up shill/trolls who are publishing blogs like “YIMBY” and brigading this page with their prodevelopment opinion that is both uninformed and probably not even in their own interest.

(*) Actual phrase I’ve heard multiple times from people who moved to sunnyside

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Anonymous Visitor

$1950 for a 2 bedroom……………..you are so out of touch! Try $2500 to $3000 for a 2 bed………………where are you living

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np

They should build a jail there so the people that live near by can vist their drug dealing reletives

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Thinking Of The Little People

I am not from Sunnyside but from Astoria and I’m fine with all these new buildings going up and hopefully the community will benefit from them but the one thing I’m worried about is new apartment buildings going up and new families moving and young couples moving in that plan on having a family that their children are gonna be shoved into over crowded schools in the area. Why not build new schools. We definitely need those….just saying

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The guy who screams Oh NO!

Well they did just build a school exactly 5 blocks away from this building that opened this year. It is still underserved though.

The problem is that this is in a really bad spot, the train is too crowded and the place will be very unpleasant because of its neighbors.

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Billy

If you thought it wasn’t possible to build an even uglier building than what is already there, you were wrong! Congrats developers for another tasteless condo building. Get in, get your money, get out- who cares about the neighborhood!

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Rebecca

I just wish it wasn’t so ugly! It has not concern for what surrounds it. Will stick out like a sore thumb.

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El loco

I like this building. Everyone who disagrees with me is insane and should leave Sunnyside by tomorrow. I love development, yuppies, hipsters, Pat Dorfman and higher rents.

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Dotty

I had to look up Godwin’s law, and I see your point. However, the utter failure of each side to consider the other’s premise is distressing. The towns I have seen “redeveloped” are usually an architectural nightmare. Further out along QB, one gets a headache from the visual cacophony. I don’t want that here if at all possible. This town is rooted in the 1920s and 30s. It would be nice to see that reflected in its architecture.

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anon

Dotty, when a person leads with developers are “evil and demons” and everybody that does not share his (or her) opinion they are “jerks” it is difficult to take them seriously. I usually find that Godwin”s Law applies to people that make comments comparing people to demons.

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Sunnysideposthatesme17

There’s a building like this just up the block. It has a pharmacy that you can’t even tell is a pharmacy then other floors of office up top which surely houses some of the drugs thats sold in Sunnyside.

Psssst….cops reading this…Front of Burger King is a “spot”

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My Enthusiasm is Curbed

There are some evil, evil people commenting here. You need to consider way, way more than your pocketbook before you make decisions. And just think, there are more movies in which the evil character is a developer than I can count. Evil. If that is who you want to be, you need help.

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My Enthusiasm is Curbed

Your opinion about the iota you know about me is meaningless. Try again.

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Dotty

That has been said plenty already. Think up a new angle, make a decent argument, give comfort and reassurance to the people who need it. Find out what they need, then there is actual communication going on. This silly game of punch-counter-punch does nothing but exhaust everyone.

anon

Okay, you come off as some kind of nut. “Evil deeds in the dark” “Demons like you” Lighten up Francis it’s just a building.

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Dotty

But you come off no better. Frankly, your refusal to listen to each other is disheartening.

sbutler

the final building will probably look more like the building on 46th street above Key Food. costs will remove the cornice, terra cotta trim and angled cantilevered balcony.

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OldenDays

i’m happy to see there is finally some pushback here against the people who don’t want anything to change, who think 1974 was the best time in Sunnyside, and all of NYC should have just been frozen in time when Koch was mayor.

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Ferdia

Listen people.
Gay marriage? Happening.
Oil? We are going to pump, suck, squeeze, and separate every molecule from its earthly prison.
You folks worried about solar destroying our way of life? Get over it.
Banning of Styrofoam? Prepare for the end!!
And development? Yeah, that’s happening too.

All of these things are going to happen for the same reason, the unyielding, irresistible, eternal drive of progress.
Now change your underwear and get the fuck off the couch.

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Other side

You undermine your argument by being so contemptuous. People have a right to mourn the loss of a town they lived in and loved, to resent others who move into it and then decide it needs a complete makeover. Organic, natural change is fine, everyone can deal with it, but this explosion of change is disruptive and puts long-time residents in very uncomfortable positions. Please try to be more understanding.

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OldenDays

I agree that post was contemptuous, but you do not have the right to resent someone moving into your neighborhood. You can resent the developers and real estate agents who don’t respect the neighborhood and just want to profit off it. They’re who we should be critical of. But it is unfair and childish to resent the honest working people who are just looking for a place to live and recognize the charm of Sunnyside, just like you or your forebears once did in the past.

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Boyd Rice

You have to love the “artist rendition” of the building. Conveniently, the artist forgets to add the bar next door with the plywood covering the door that some drunk punched a hole through, the decrepit music store that’s been empty for years and all the cars and delivery trucks double parked on Greenpoint ave. Man, I sure wish I lived in the world this picture portrays!!!

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A Local

JUST THINK ABOUT ALL THE CONGESTION AND TRAFFIC FOR THE FUTURE….BETWEEN LONG ISLAND CITY, ASTORIA AND NOW THIS… THIS WILL NO LONGER BE THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE ONCE KNEW. I SEE A DISASTER… EVERYTHING IS BECOMING SUPER MODERN AND “LUXURY” WITH HIGH RENTS FOR BOTH RESIDENTS AND STOREKEEPERS…. NOTHING WILL REMAIN AFFORDABLE….

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anonomus

A local get over it. Change happens deal with it. Sunnyside was once a FARM. That changed too!

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anon

Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods are the two most overrated stores that I have ever been in.

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woodsider

If you want a Trader Joe’s so badly, you have to figure out where the customers will park. It is already impossible to find a parking space.

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ducks quack

o my god it will block out the sun..that’s why Manhattan has its street lights on all the time..now i get it

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postbot

Blah blah hipsters blah blah yuppies blah blah luxury condos blah blah parking blah blah things were better in 1991 when crime was 10x higher

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Sunnysider

It looks great. Hopefully they get rid of other ghetto dust-collecting places like the corner across the street with that flower shop, that’s another prime spot, sadly it has a much smaller lot, now there could be a trader joe’s and they can have entrances on all 3 sides, not that I care much about trader joe’s but it seems to be repeated requests for one.

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Bitter and Sad

Hoof Hearted – I agree with you completely. This 4 story building is going to block out all the sun. It’s going to be more difficult to see the curb when I’m parking my car. I would rather see the neighborhood stagnate than have anything new or different.

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My Enthusiasm is Curbed

It is clear you are a developer who wants to do his evil deeds in the dark. Demons like you always spit poison out of their mouths.

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Dotty

Its so sad that people don’t even try to see the other side. They just resort to name calling.

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Hoof Hearted

Bigger buildings, more people, less sunlight and the same maxed out infrastructure groaning under the weight of all this over development.

The politicians are ALL just lap dogs of the wealthy real estate moguls and their short-term interests. They don’t give a rat’s turd about anyone else.

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Ferdia

I agree but for one huge thing. Real estate is rarely a short term interest. Even here, the time line is 18 months and that’s from the end of the summer. If all goes according to plan, they’ve got to pay back investors while putting out operations expenses before seeing a profit. Even if they dump it early, it’s two years of zip.

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anonomus

OMG its only 10 apartments and only 2 floors more than what was there. He should have put up a nine story residential tower. That yould be lots of apartments and lots for you to complain about

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Rey

Hope this plays has some sound proof windows for the apartments. 7 train is going to be rumbling by every 3 minutes.

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x con

I hope sunnyside isnt turning into Long island city. LIC is the biggest scam area to live.

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Bitter and Sad

I don’t like this one bit. Change scares me. I just want Sunnyside to be stuck in 1960 when everyone conformed to my standard of acceptability and you could park where ever you damn well pleased.

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A.Bundy

most people weren’t even born then! sorry old fart, change is for those that have something positive to look and move forward to, like real estate values going up!

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Pat

This building will be a nice addition to that corner in Sunnyside. Sure hope that they made provisions for King Boulevard to return. We need that type of store and more like it. They would not have lasted as long as they did on that corner if they were not a quality store. Loved shopping there and nice for seniors who can’t get to malls.

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Craic Dealer

How are they going to build that on such a weird angle. King Boulevard is like a thin triagle… weird.

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El loco

And so what begins? Nicer buildings, more shopping, new people in the neighborhood who don’t scrawl graffiti or throw garbage on the ground. Horrible. Make it stop.

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