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Demolition plans filed for 3-story building, site of former restaurant, beer garden, in Astoria

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Sept. 11, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

An application to fully demolish a residential building in Astoria that was the site of a restaurant and a beer garden has been filed, building records show.

The demolition plans were filed on Sept. 5 for the three-story building at 30-09 21st Street. At 30 feet high and housing two dwelling units, the building was also the site of Club 21, a former Czech restaurant and beer garden, operated in the building’s first floor from 2008 until 2013. The first-floor space was then taken over by The Barn, a cozy beer garden and restaurant that closed earlier this summer.

If approved, the building would be demolished by H and O Engineering, a Hunters Point based firm that specializes in demolition.

The building is owned by the Katsigiannis Family Trust, with a business address based in Brookville, New York.

No plans have been filed for a new building on the site, and calls and emails to the owner were not answered.

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Undoubtably another monstrosity going up here. All these huge apartment buildings are eventually going to drive rents down with the overbuilding.


Exactly! If these new rental apts go down..I’m in! I live in a smaller private home and I would trade my apt it in a second for a place that was built recently.


Driving rents down for home owners is a bad thing, for renters it’s great … all about perspective.


Like it or not property owners are the ones who pay property taxes and actually invest in the neighborhoods you want to live for free in.


These new high rise places usually cater to specific renters of a certain income and there is a market for them in Astoria. Cheaper rents can be found in older homes and buildings. I listed my grandmas rental in Astoria on a site and I got so many calls from people with rent vouchers from the city. So it is the older places that will take a loss. Astoria is turning into a place where one is paying ridiculous amount of rent for new places and your neighbor across the street in an older place is paying half.


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