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Another Astoria house faces wrecking ball, four-story building to go up

27streethouseApril 12, 2016 Staff Report

A two-family house, located at 27-21 27th Street, is about to be demolished to make room for a four story, eight unit building.

Demolition papers were filed with the Buildings Department yesterday to bulldoze the existing 2-story structure.

The property is located just three blocks from the 30th Avenue stop on the N and Q trains.

The new building will be 5,726 square feet, equating to an average size of 716 square feet per unit.

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There is a buyer only when there is a seller and visa versa. When you are on in years, have an old house that needs endless upgrading, your kids don’t want it and the house you paid $14,000.for many years ago is being bought for almost 2 million……what would you do ? Blame all the politicians who had their pockets lined 15 years ago when they saw this coming and did nothing but BS everybody. Result….higher rents, higher prices in stores, endless restaurants that open and close, transient renters, HIGHER CRIME,
city people who think all Astorians are farmers,……….the worst is yet to come.


I hear you. There’s an overall increase in nastiness on the streets too. More road rage more drivers flipping the finger, double parked cars, people fighting for parking spots. Ugh!


Same trains and adding thousands more riders to the trains. There is no place to park anymore. Astoria is changing too fast, luzury condos everywhere the working class enclave is now hipster paradise.

Janet P

My lovely red brick childhood home on 31st Avenue (21-14 31st Avenue) was demolished for an ugly, cold, slab of an apartment bldg. Thank you for DESTROYING my home and the entire block. Janet P


I don’t get it. How did they destroy your home. Didn’t someone have to buy it from you first?


I hate when they tear down the brick buildings. Those are much more solid than the wood frame homes and will last forever. They also have a ton of character


The newest buildings look out of place style wise and in relative size. We need some new representatives on Community Planning Board #1 who will listen and act on the needs and interests of the small homeowners and families who have lived, supported Astoria, and made it a viable community for their children and grandchildren! Are you aware that many of the builders are not even local companies? Check it out when you see a new construction site. Read the names and addresses on the building permits please.


I agree we need some long term plan and at least some zoning rules for what can be built so the new developments fit in.

But don’t forget, who do you think is selling these homes to the developer? It’s small homeowners and long time residents of Astoria. They’re making almost a million dollars selling a house they bought decades ago.


Just keep on packing them in. These apartment houses built in the past 7 or 8 years are transient. They stay for a year or two paying 2500-3500 a month then leave and move back in with their parents. From what I can see the majority of new Astoria complexes aren’t completely rented and haven’t been since they were available.


That’s not accurate at all.

While Astoria does have a high rate of residents who move in and out within a shorter time period than other neighborhoods, I would say overall Astoria has a low vacancy rate

Everyone wants to live here. Why do you think they keep building?


The neighborhood is already over crowded with mid-west white bread creeps and queers. Enough already.


I don’t like having these building knocked down but when you start using the word “queers” as a derogatory term you really sound like an idiot. Grow up.


Are they figuring out how all of these people will be transported around town, to and from Manhattan, a community without adequate parking, crowded schools. Over development will strangle and kill this beautiful city. Developers and the politicians do not give a rat’s ass…their pockets are filled as they survey greener pastures elsewhere….


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