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Six Story Building to Go up on Queens Boulevard Lot Next to Starbucks

46-11 Queens Blvd. (Photo: QueensPost)

Oct. 28, 2019 By Christian Murray

Groundwork has begun on a six-story, 19-unit building on Queens Boulevard located next to Starbucks.

The work is taking place at 46-11 Queens Blvd., a lot that has been abandoned since a fire tore through the north east corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard in 2001.

Since the fire, a new building went up on the corner of 46th Street and Queens Boulevard that houses Starbucks, which opened in 2006, and T-Mobile. However, the lot at 46-11 Queens Blvd. has remained empty and the owner has faced complaints over the years about the construction fence being dangerous and garbage accumulating on the property.

Source: Angel Fire (fire destroys buildings on corner of Queens Boulevard/46th Street in 2001)

The building plans for the vacant site were originally filed with the Dept. of Buildings in July 2017.

The plans, however, were recently reviewed by the Buildings Dept. and on Oct. 2, 2019, they were deemed incomplete, according to a spokesperson for the department.

It is common, the spokesperson added, for building plans to go through several rounds of examinations before being approved.

A permit was issued to the developer, Avi Dishi of Metropolitan Management, on Oct. 9, 2019, to begin earthwork.

The building plans call for ground floor retail, with five floors of apartments. The ground floor would consist of 3,600 square feet of retail space and the second floor would have 3 apartments. Floors 3 through 6 would each have four apartments.

The entire building would be 17,280 square feet and would be about 70 feet tall.

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I’m with you and the back of my building also faces th I lot. We ALL want to PROTEST & demonstrate. Just say when . Please contact me I am livid! Every morning I have looked out at the view for a LONG time. Hope u contractors see this! We are prepared..

Concerned long time neighbor

I live on 47th st and the back of my building faces this lot. We DON’T want a 5 or 6 story building shutting out the light or view that has been there for years. Keep,the level,of the building in keeping with the level of Starbucks and the,other buildings. If you don’t, we are going to PROTEST.

Howard brickman

What about affordable housing.or community space for our civic groups to meet..or ftee space for new business to start

rgs sunnyside

can’t wait 3k for a studio hearing the 7 rumble by 24 hours a day! and that will be the low income subsidized apartment! shades of woody allen annie hall, alvy singer’s house under the thunderbolt roller coaster at coney island!!! ah old new york! what could possibly go wrong!?


Let me guess, another embarassing square box clunkathon filled with nothing useful for the neighborhood. It can match that awful new building on the corner of greenpoint and 48th St. Imagine putting up all this garbage in Carroll Gardens, would never happen.

Downstairs stores?

Six stories full of Studios/1 Br apts over 2.5k monthly? (From one window you can see Manhattan’s Skyline)


yeah right. i’ll believe it when i see it. just like the regal theater with so much promotion, that only has a slab of foundation, yet just sits there for years.


Sunnyside3811191…. it has to do with the zoning, since Deblasio changed it, now you an see alongside queens blvd only this type of cheep buildings, no consideration of architectural detail to blend in with the neighborhoods patina.. so sad..

typical 2019 democrat

what does AOC say about this? Im scared of her. I’ll comment after I know…


Hopefully it will have some style. But would have stopped to 4 floors to keep it harmonious with the rest of the neighborhood. Otherwise wouls look like makeshift again.

Better than an empty lot

6 stories is comparable to the apartment houses at the 43rd avenue-end of that same block. This proposal is in the same scale as the rest of the neighborhood.


Finally. Why did they have to wait so long and when are they building something in the place of Radio Shack?

What’s weird is that why did they build such a low height for T-Mo/Starbucks building, but this one gets a 6 story permit, then next to it we have 1 floor structure, followed by a 4 floor office building on corner of 47. What kind of nonsense and irregularity is this?


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