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Astoria house to be demolished to make way for apartments, restaurant

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March 7, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan

A local developer is looking to build a new apartment building in Astoria that will include space for a ground floor restaurant.

According to plans filed with the Building Department, George Hrisikopoulos is looking to develop a six story, ten unit building at 31-07 31st Avenue, with space for an eating and drinking establishment. The building will take the place of a two-story single family home that currently occupies the property.

The new building will have two apartments on each floor, according to plans. There will also be a laundry room in the basement and a rooftop outdoor recreation space.

The building will include 1,059 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor and 7,735 square feet of residential space, meaning apartments would average about 773.5 square feet each.

Hrisikopoulos bought the property in 2015 for $1,375,000, according to building records.

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Alex theJust

Looks like there’s a lot of real estate and developer wannabe’s posting on here! What a joke…get an education and hobbies people.

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Astoria Girl

I am tired of the overdevelopment, the loss of low buildings; one and two family homes, local stores and so on. We now are familiar with gridlock, traffic, street repair, blocked streets , higher prices All over. …Our neighborhood has morphed into another hipster haven. WHO is profiting from this transformation? Follow the money!

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Emily Straton

Trolls!! People who are deveopers, real estate and greedy losers trolling this site filling it with their comments. Go down south and learn some tasteful construction and architecture, open your minds. We have thousands of years of history and all you can come up with is box building’s! Go play with your legos blocks. LMAO since that’s your favorite saying!

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Stephen M.

I’m actually happy this is coming down. It’s such an ugly house. I hope they makes condos. It’s a great location and would definitely be interested in buying.

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Makry Vilouie

This clown is talking about grand second empire French Victorian homes lmfao. You want that move to the south. This is NYC land of tall buildings. It’s about time that place looked like it was coming down any minute. I’m looking forward to what it will become. All you people are haters.

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Troy bootsa

Makry, I’m with you all the way…….raise the zoning laws and let’s build skyscrapers

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Emily Straton

New construction can not replace history. For all you UNEDUCATED MONSTERS this home isn’t scary. It a grand Second Empire French Victorian home from the 1800’s, that not one of your pea sized brains could even design or build. Go get an education, travel and expand your mindset. LMAO your building and design skills are nothing we haven’t seen from the usual crap.
https://www.change.org/p/councilmember-costa-constantinides-councilman-constantinides-support-landmarking-the-dulcken-house-in-astoria?recruiter=692216234&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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Emily Straton

New construction can not replace history. For all you UNEDUCATED MONSTERS this home isn’t scary. It a grand Second Empire French Victorian home from the 1800’s, that not one of your pea sized brains could even design or build. Go get an education, travel and expand your mindset. LMAO your building and design skills are nothing we haven’t from the usual crap.
https://www.change.org/p/councilmember-costa-constantinides-councilman-constantinides-support-landmarking-the-dulcken-house-in-astoria?recruiter=692216234&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

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Ari Halkiopoulos

It’s about time!! BUILD , BUILD , BUILD. For those who think it’s going to be built poorly. Absolutely not. The work will be performed only from the best. R.I.P SCARY HOUSE LMAO.

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Gloria

Why are none of these places listed as historic…..queens is the worse at preserving it’s history and historic homes….

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Pootieman

People next door aren’t going to be happy. Smelly ass restaurant, more neighbors. Call your councilman

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yasss

He’s a shitty local lawyer

I would have loved to see this property upgraded as it reminds me of the house in The Munsters. Here comes another poorly designed, poorly built building to the area.

Astoria is turning into an overdeveloped shithole.

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TW

This was bound to happen sooner or later. Too bad the house wasn’t preserved, one of the last few standing which shows what old Astoria housing used to look like. Sure it’s creepy looking but this house has some character.

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Franklloydwright

So sad that this is going to be replaced by (I’m going to assume) another tackily designed modern apartment building. Don’t we have enough badly designed buildings? Sure, that place had fallen in disrepair and sloping and sagging, but even then it looks better than nearly all of the modern construction in Astoria. Who on earth are these architects anyway? is there a school where they teach them bad taste?

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arnold

Unfortunately it will probably be designed with low cost and maximum square footage as the primary concern, so get ready for some bland building to go up.
It really doesn’t cost much more to design something nice – or at least something interesting.

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Jay D

This is such a shame, another development project ruining a piece of astoria history.

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