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Demolition Permits Filed for Three Buildings on Astoria/LIC Border

Two attached apartment buildings to be demolished (Photo: QueensPost)

May 29, 2018 By Christian Murray

Three buildings located on the border of Long Island City and Astoria are scheduled to be demolished.

Demolition permits were filed with the Dept. of Buildings Friday for two, three-story residential buildings and a one-story commercial building alongside it.

The residential buildings contains five apartments each in an attached red-brick structure that incorporates 28-08 38th Ave. and 28-10 38th Ave.

A demolition permit has also been filed for a one-story manufacturing building that is adjacent to the apartment building on the corner of 38th Avenue and 28th Street– at 38-09 28th St.

The demolition permits have been filed by Lily Guo, a Flushing-based developer who is currently building 42 condos at 46-20 11th St. in Long Island City.

Guo has not filed permits for the three buildings planned for demolition.

Guo was unable to be reached for comment.

Commercial Lot 38-09 28th Street

28-08 38th Avenue (Google)

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I am destroyed even thinking if these beautiful buildings with the beautiful history they represent being torn down by money grabbing robots if people that don’t even live here… I am one of the long time residents left in this area that remembers how we appreciated the talencand hard work that went into creating before “tissue boxes”,took over and families mattered! I m glad most of my life was lived bak in the day!


Haaaarvey? Mr. Harvey Gessin? Oy, Harvey, you made the pants too long.


Right on the money. They have destroyed Flushing, now they’re moving into Astoria.


Probably going to become a Chop’t, Just Salad, Au Bon Pain and a bank. Yawn.

Tess Fischer

This is sad! I love the old architecture. It’s a shame there appears to be no preservation guidelines or laws in Astoria/LIC. The original character of the area is rapidly being demolished along with these classic structures.


Great, destroy 2 historic buildings with some character for a bland new apartment complex that can fit a few more people to pack into the crowded trains


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