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Plans Filed for 7 Story Building in Woodside

43-34 53rd Street consists of the brown house and garage space (GMAPs)

July 29, 2019 By Shane O’Brien

A developer has filed plans for a seven-story, mixed-use building consisting of 24 residential units in Woodside.

The plan calls for a 19,000 square foot building at 43-34 53 St., the site of a two-story residential house built in 1920 and a double garage. The owner is listed on the building permit as Jaime Lopez of Skylimit Construction, an Astoria-based firm.

The owner filed for demolition permits with the Buildings Dept. in June, which were approved.

The development will consist of about 2,700 square feet of retail space and nearly 16,000 square feet for residential purposes.

The building will span seven floors, with retail on the ground floor.

The building’s 24 residential units will be evenly distributed between floors two and seven, with each floor consisting of four residential units.

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Optics

If you’re going to complain about rents in the area, you can’t also complain about development. Supply and demand, folks.

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Willy

Yuck -there goes the block.
Mixed use – 7 story ???? This is a residential block .
Why the hell DOB approved this.I hope it crumbles into pieces .

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Gerald

There goes the neighborhood. Everytime they demolish a smaller building to fit so many more people, this place gets more crowded, more expensive and more dirty. So sick of this unbridled development binge, when will it stop?!?!?!

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SuperWittySmitty

Be realistic, there’s a housing shortage, a BIG shortage of places for people to live. What is happening here is not unusual. Houses and little buildings like this are out-dated and inefficient. Yes, it’s crowded; buildings like this will alleviate crowding. If you are looking for wide-open spaces, I suggest that you are living in the wrong place. Try Montana.

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NOT MOVING TO MONTANA

Most of these huge developments that are completed are empty cos ppl cant afford or do not qualified . I like my block to remain as is instead of looking like skyscraper – takes away that homey feeling . I was born and raised in Queens and HAVE no intention to move to west .

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BR

To our community board:
Need to step up and make sure the designs of these buildings going up do not resemble modern prison units. This is becoming a big problem.

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David Garmendia

Another block without enough street parking for its new planned building. The Sunnyside Planning board should be ashamed of itself.

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Optics

I don’t know, maybe people who insist on owning vehicles in an area with ample public transit should be ashamed.

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I luv my Nissan car

Excuse me, so we should not owe a car cos we have a lousy 7 line that doesn’t work & its overcrowding . Buses on never ever on time – waited over 45 minutes for the Q32 & could not get on cos no room .
If I need to go shopping or on a weekend trip I take my car ok . I AM NOT ASHAMED . Stop building these monster developments ,. We are going to look like homes in Hong Kong !

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Pedestrian

As someone who takes the 7 twice a day every day, and also goes shopping and takes weekend trips: yes.

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SuperWittySmitty

I used the 7 train daily and have for almost 30 years, and I use the buses, too. Most of the time I get around without any problems. We gave up TOO much to cars and now they’re in the way. We need more housing and fewer cars. If you are selfish and refuse to accept progress, you are not alone.

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Your Psychic Friend

Allow me to predict the comments on this article:
1. “The 7 train is already too crowded.”
2. “That’s not affordable!” (even though no rents were mentioned)
3. “They’re taking away parking spaces?!?”
4. “Mumble mumble Van Bummer mumble mumble in the pocket of developers mumble mumble.”
5. “When I was a kid they didn’t let this kind of thing get built.”

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No more SHELTERs in Woodside

What is going on in this area /block?? The last 5 years , I seen so many construction and demo. Area is over populated and not enough parking. Besides that there is little shopping stores left .Most left cos of the homeless shelter on the corner of 53 st . And another shelter one is being built on 51St . Where is Jimmy ?
Yea he just spend 25k on drag queen story telling at library . Real scary ..
There seem to be a magnet on this block .

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