Carolina K



July, 2020

Recent Activity

Supported a comment by Day Harris-Drake on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Day Harris-Drake
I don't think Steinway requires large developers to 'revitalize' it. There are reasons residents choose Astoria over areas like Long Island City, because we appreciate the charm of an urban environment without the cold high-rises and shoddily-built 'modern' building permeating every open space. Not every available square foot of this city requires developer interaction, especially when traditionally communities suffer once the development arrived. Keep Astoria as it is!
Supported a comment by Daniel Horn on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Daniel Horn
Yes, but not in this fashion. This rezoning proposal would create density that is not common for this part of Astoria, and certainly not favorable to the existing character and fabric of the neighborhood.
Supported a comment by Daniel Horn on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Daniel Horn
The community will always be against and will oppose zoning that towers over the existing neighborhood. Cap the new development at MAX 6-8 stories, medium density residential with commercial, similar to an R6 zoning district utilizing Quality Housing guidelines.
Supported a comment by Tracey S on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Tracey S
This is not a development for local residents. This is gentrification.
Supported a comment by Olivia L on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Olivia L
How is this development accounting for the additional stress on infrastructure and resources, increased demand on electricity, water, and transportation? The area of the development is currently our local movie theater, a mix of large and small buildings, and businesses that service automotive needs. There is already space for small businesses - see all the empty storefronts along Steinway Street. There is already additional housing stock in Astoria. Just because a swath of land is not bubbling with shiny new glass buildings does not mean that it is under-utilized or under-developed. There is a such thing as over-development, and this project is a prime example.
Supported a comment by Roxanne Earley on Innovation QNS 2 years, 7 months ago
Roxanne Earley
Hey InnovationQNS team, can you please respond to my question about the PAS, and about the community engagement and outreach plan that extends beyond just this site? I sent you an email about this as well and would appreciate an answer. Thanks.