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Two Story Brick Building on Queens Blvd to be Bulldozed

70-01 Queens Blvd. (Google)

Oct. 9, 2019 By Christian Murray

A demolition permit has been filed to tear down a 2-story brick building on Queens Boulevard.

The building, which houses a safety equipment story on the ground floor and apartments above, will be replaced by a large mixed-use building. Plans for the new building, to be located at 70-01 Queens Boulevard, were filed in 2017 but are likely to change.

The developer behind the project, Steven Li of STAR POINT 70-01, LLC., bought the triangular-shaped property in November 2016 for $1.45 million. The property is zoned R7X, which permits high-density residential development.

Li, who filed for his demolition permit on Oct. 8, said he aims to bulldoze the brick building by the end of the year and start construction in late 2020.

He filed plans in 2017 for a seven-story mixed-use office building consisting of ground floor retail with  medical offices of the higher floors.

However, Li said he is contemplating changing those plans and building residential units on the upper floors instead.

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Down goes a beautiful piece of history, up goes a giant, ugly monstrosity. Repeat this all over Queens and you have the reason why people want to leave so much. Such a shame…

Irving Estella

The ground floor once housed Terminal Realtors through whom my parents bought our home in 1962.


On that teeny-tiny TRIANGULAR scrap of land? What’ll this (undoubtedly luxury) project be called?

Dorothy Morehead

There are a number of recently razed properties on that block. Maybe LI is also developing those.


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