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Thread: Kew Gardens Hills, Queens - New Construction!

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    building quality--bland
    Wealthy quality--jesus christ
    This building has the classic drive way, a fountain and everything else needed. If only it had a little bit more flavor in the design

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    What luxury, you have to admit, i wouldn't mind calling that place home.

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    Default Kew Gardens Jr. 4 Coop for Sale

    New to Market! First showing Sunday, September 11th.

    Very spacious 1050 sq. ft. Junior 4 cooperative apartment on top floor of one of the best pre-war buildings in Kew Gardens. Apartment features renovated kitchen, upgraded bathroom, hardwood floors, 9 ft. ceilings, designer lighting, ceiling fans, newly painted Benjamin Moore "White Dove" walls and a rare 60 sq. ft. pantry off the dining room (fabulous storage space). Building's amenities include enormous fitness center, ping pong area, new laundry equipment, video security, new phone wiring, professional landscaping, parking lot (wait list), great backyard with picnic tables and barbeque area. Very quiet block.

    Great location - 1 block to Express Bus, 2 blocks to LIRR, 6 blocks to E/F trains. Be in Manhattan in just 20 minutes. Walk to art-house movie theater, restaurants, dry cleaners, bagel store, pharmacy, supermarket, hardware, salons, Dunkin Donuts...all just one block away. Better yet, we are less congested than Forest Hills.

    Asking $265K
    20% down
    Maintenance $723
    For sale by owner. No brokers please.

    To view photos, go to:

    Email all inquiries to

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    NYC Aficionado from Oz Merry's Avatar
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    Kew Gardens Hills Library

    Work AC creates a dramatic, public-oriented addition for what was a 1960s-era box for books

    Aaron Seward

    WorkAC is working on an unconventional expansion for the Kew Gardens Hills Library in Flushing, Queens.

    Architect: Work AC
    Client: NYC Department of Design and Construction, Queens Library
    Location: 72-33 Vleigh Pl., Flushing
    Completion: TBA
    Originally constructed under Mayor John Lindsay in the 1960s, Kew Gardens Hills Library was a 7,000-square-foot utilitarian box that served the purpose of sheltering stacks of books. But, according to use patterns, the Queens Library wanted to expand the public aspects of the program. They hired Work AC to add 3,000 square feet for a roomier teen lounge, children’s area, and adult reading room. Growing vertically would have swelled the kernel-sized budget beyond feasibility, so the architects arranged the addition on a 15-foot-wide, L-shaped setback bordering Vleigh Place and 72nd Rd.

    The greenroof of natural vegetation is held aloft by an unusual facade of textured glass fiber-reinforced concrete. (Click to zoom)

    The new facade zigzags in elevation, angling up along 72nd to a peak at the corner, sloping down to the ground mid-site on Vleigh, and then lifting up again. While much of the exterior wall is glazed, allowing views through the library, the main portion is made up of textured glass fiber-reinforced concrete panels. The concrete element functions structurally, working along with the existing structure and two additional columns to hold up a green roof to be planted with native vegetation.

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