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Plans to develop 5 story building at La Adelita location filed with Dept. of Buildings

Jan. 30, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

The owner of the building containing Mexican restaurant La Adelita has filed plans for a 5-story, mixed-use building on the site.

Department of Building records show that the owner of 52-22 Roosevelt Avenue, a building containing La Adelita restaurant and two floors of apartments, plans to build a five-story building with retail, residential, and medical office space on the site.

According to the plans, the proposed 55-foot tall building would have 3,062 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, as well as a lobby.

The second floor would contain 4,538 square feet of medical offices, and the third through fifth floors would hold a total of 10 apartments, or 10,600 square feet of residential space.

The plans also show that the new building would have a finished rooftop for the use of residents, though the site is right beside the 7 train.

Owner Ovidiu Mihu said that the plans are primarily exploratory, and that the building will remain unchanged and La Adelita restaurant will remain for the time being, though he was unsure about plans further in the future.

These plans come about a month after it looked as though La Adelita could close down due to owed back taxes. However owner Maria Iglesias appealed to the public for help and eventually secured a loan to keep her business open.

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Bill

I hate gentrification and all that crap but Roosevelt Ave is so sketchy that I wouldn’t care. It’s been an embarrassment for a long time.

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ear muffs

There will be no hipsters living in that building or any building for that matter along that stretch of Roosevelt ave unless they are completely deaf or will be shortly after they move in. seriously, the noise of the 7 train going by 24/7 is just unbearable, so anyone that can afford to pay a little more will rent elsewhere. No, what will happen is the owner of the property will rent it to the city for housing the homeless at an inflated price to tax payers. Wonder what kind of character this Ovidiu Mihu is?

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Ms Yna

Noisy yes but hipsters will think they’re cool living in a building with subway noise. “Oh look at me I Iive the hard life with train noise!”

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Smitty

Oh the lady who wanted everyone to pay her debts for her. Then she got a loan. She probably got a buyot from the landlord too if she has a valid lease

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Anonymous

People of Woodside are stupid to let this happen.. the beginning of the end!! I get 10 letters a day from developers lookin to buy my property on 60th street. Woodside will be nothing but generic red bricked store fronts with offices or apartments upstairs in 5 years time.. character gone ### shop local and keep them out

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Hoosier

Why don’t you just go live in Indiana? Nothing changes there for centuries. I mean, that’s what you want, right? Stagnation and status quo, so you can jerk yourself off at night knowing you can get tissues at the Rite Aid at 2 am.

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A.Bundy

too funny! character and NYC in the same sentence. this city is a money maker if you haven’t figured it out yet.

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LENNY THE BARBER

It’s a great idea – more living space & jobs for people. But, I called it a few years back … gentrification will move east from LIC, to Sunnyside to Woodside and so on. The person living under me is paying $2150 A MONTH FOR A ONE BEDROOM!! #nobueno #noimnotspanish

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Hey!

Van B should worry about his real estate developer constituents and his pockets rather than Trump.

Someone else should run against JVB.

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Elsie'sdotter

He cannot run again because of Term Limits. though i voted for Term Limits, if it was not in place, I would vote for Jimmy again!

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