Thursday, September 19, 2013

Aston Progress

This guy has really started to soar pretty fast...




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  1. ....only 42 more storeys to go. A big shadow shall be cast over FH.

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  2. Oops. Rather 22 storeys.

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  3. Its only 17 stories, no?

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    1. heard it tops out at 17 stories.

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  4. I feel bad for those folks who have apts facing this monstrosity. There goes their sunshine and views AND property value.

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    1. Why do you think the property value goes down? Maybe because their buildings look old and worn next to something brand new?

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    2. Apts that have nice southern views and sunlight tend to be more favorable. Prices for those would be more than apts facing north for example.

      Now those apts will be facing this building, blocking most of their sunlight. And if owners want to sell their apt, they lose that selling feature.

      In my opinion.

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  5. The Tenants better not order delivery service from Key Food!!

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  6. Do you remember the beautiful bakery that used to be near Key Food?

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  7. Why hate on a new development going up that improves the neighborhood? Would you rather have a bowling alley there that attracts hoods and drug gangs?

    Also, are the guys in the first photo the developers laughing as they are leaving TD Bank?

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    1. because they make so much fucking noise and cause so much traffic and noise pollution and we have to deal with it every morning. Fuck them.

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    2. but when all the work is done, you have a nice building (like the Windsor) which adds to the neighborhood like the above post says. You people don't get it.

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    3. but when all the work is done, you have a nice building (like the Windsor) which adds to the neighborhood like the above post says. You people don't get it.

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    4. Wow! Classist much? I would rather have a bowling alley than another glass monstrosity like all the other soulless glass monstrosities that are stripping the vibrancy out of Manhattan real estate. Monoliths of nothing but reflective surface that have nothing of their own to offer so they can only reflect back the surrounding area.

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  8. Im guessing the tenants will likely not step foot in Key food. It's so gross in there. Anyone know when these units will be up for sale?

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  9. How does blocking light and air "improve the neighborhood"?
    Remember when the Windsor got a height variance...Melinda Katz "extracted" a promise for a "community room," then let them get away with defining "community" as the people who live inside the Windsor. So much for the Girl Scouts or anyone else using the Community Room.
    Soon Forest Hills will have no light or air, it will just be another Manhattan-looking neighborhood. God help us when future QB President Katz pulls a Bruce Ratner on us and decides FoHi is "blighted" because Key Food is old school.

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    1. Are you out of your mind? I'm sitting here in Forest Hills Gardens with all the light and trees I can handle. A luxury building goes up and you have a problem with that? You need to move to Kentucky.

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    2. Actually buildings like the Windsor can be found in Kentucky....and LA...and Vancouver. Soon Queens will look like everywhere else! Yay!

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  10. Are they paying for the privilege of blocking our sidewalks and blocking our traffic? Do we get to keep the money in Forest Hills?
    Ditto the movie makers who clog up our neighborhood but don't condescend to buy food from our local vendors, but instead stick to their little canteens.

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    1. Yes they do pay, and pay dearly. It is often referred to as filing fees, permits, perhaps "public safety" charges for police and traffic control.

      As to craft services of a film or TV shoot; highly unlikely a local business would ever be used and for a variety of good reasons. For starters, the union contracts for the various trade unions specifically require "on site" catering. Talent contracts will also have specific requirements. More importantly, if your a producer and you have 50 to 100 people on the clock; scheduling changes that just happen; and the fact that you have $40 million of rented equipment spread out on North Greenway Terrace; the last thing you need is your people getting hung up at the flying pig for three hours waiting for a hamburger.

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  11. Despite the ugly McMansions going up (pink salmon-colored fortresses with bedframe-friendly chrome gates), I don't think this "modern" "deluxe" pretentious condo will ruin Forest Hills. If you want to see real ugliness, check out the "Astoria Ugly" blog. You'll pray this contagion never reaches the Hills!

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  12. Because of added new housing capacity, it will allow for more shops and stores in the community as tenants desire to spend time in the area.

    The problem I have is with congestion since this area already is super congested.

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  13. The space below the windsor is for community use. I believe they assist seniors. It's the one without a sign and has the drapes closed all the time. One side is commercial space and occupies the vet clinic the other is not commercial and is some community thing for seniors.

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