Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Original sale price for the Halberian-Steinway Mansion and acreage: $2.6 million. As of August 23, 2016, the combined 11 so-called "Steinway Park" warehouses asking price: over $24 million.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Department of Transportation to move in?
With construction fencing now removed, the external facades of warehouses now completed.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Flying Jenny vs. The Flying Jerky. Mid-August, 2016: The State of Queens Community Newspaper Publishing.
The famous U.S. postage stamp:
The current edition of the Press of Southeast Queens (click for enlarged view):
Monday, August 15, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 2016
How many bikes do you see here in the first photo? How many cars?
Just awaiting the application of the green paint demarcating the Phase II Queens Boulevard bike lane:
How it will be done (from Phase I, August 2015) - despite the community's objection!
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Indeed, where are the bikes? Looks like a skateboard park to me. See imagery below taken one year ago on August 8, 2015 after the completion of the Phase I bike lane.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Sorry kids but the "Winky Dink" fun time fill-in points A to B game is now over:
The "bad men spoil sports" Caliendo-Loria-Lucchese warehouse development triumvirate has begun to fill in points A to B with girder work:
(Too bad, but you have to put away your crayon.)
The 41st Street view of the Mansion - then and now:
The 42nd Street warehouses have the green construction covering removed from the fencing:
A little over a year ago, the way it was and today, the way it is on 42nd Street:
And a half moon sails over the Mansion's tower:
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Queens Boulevard begins its Phase II introduction of bicycle lanes in Elmhurst on the heavily travelled roadway. Businesses and fraternal organizations upset at the loss of scores of on-street parking. (Seen in photos below: outside the Italian Charities Building at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Van Loon Street).