The Word On The Street: McGuinness Boulevard

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BELVEDERE

It’s been a long time— perhaps too long— since I have lavished attention upon the Belvedere Empire. You know, those serial numbered, Neoclassical “by the yard” excrescences with absurdly large balconies which have been popping up in our community for years? Well recently the Mister and I were walking down McGuinness Boulevard. That is where we beheld this. We were not the only ones who took notice either.

Going to move in?

A woman exiting the Polam Supermarket asked. to wit I answered.

Oh, ABSOLUTELY.

I replied. Sarcasm noted (and appreciated) she added:

They have buildings all over the place.

I know, I know. I replied. They ugly as shit and sport those ridiculous balconies. But this one is the biggest of the lot. Hell, it is not a building. It is fucking billboard.

My new friend informed me the lettering went up last week. Clearly she is keeping on top of this matter. Excellent!

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I go in for a closer look.

SWO

Lo and behold, a love letter from the Department of Buildings! Naturally I had to look this up on the their online database and see what gives. Here is what I found.

 

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Scaffolding issues, violating a Stop Work Order and storing combustible material without a permit. These sound vaguely familiar. OH WAIT this is why!

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  1. chris sheldon on Mon, 4th May 2015 2:38 pm
  2. Almost rented an apartment here and…surprise, the agent was just as shady.

    – Tried to bump the price by $200 after approving our application.
    – Wanted to know my ethnicity.
    – Scheduled a lease signing and time, then gave the apartment to someone else.
    – Wanted all cash for first months security and deposit.

    Her name is Monika Potoma of Bridge Realty Servicing Group and handles a lot of the rentals for Krzysztof (Chris) Rostek’s Belvedere apartment buildings. She is the reason why people hate working with real estate agents.

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateagents/Monika-Potoma_Maspeth_NY__815763853

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