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Offline theplanesland

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 08:17:17 AM »
Seems like a lot of schools. Where are all these kids coming from? The upper West side?

No, all the families who moved in starting 10-15 years ago are starting to have high schoolers. Our area sort of went through a 'fewer families' period in the 90s and early '00s, and now is back to a 'more families' period. There are 300,000 more people living in Queens than in 1990.

Is Newtown still considered a nightmarish, dystopian sinkhole school? My old conventional wisdom was that it consisted only of kids who either couldn't get into any other school, or kids whose families were in dire enough straits that they couldn't get it together to fill out the school application. But maybe that's changed?

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2019, 11:48:50 PM »
It looks like the bigger version is happening. The corner already has a very overcrowded Q66 bus stop and a confusing crosslight. We can expect some serious accidents if they don't consider redesigning the Northern Blvd  - Broadway intersection as part of the site development.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2020, 05:39:34 PM »
Whelp, the city has released its design for our new high school, and wowza is it hideous:

https://jacksonheightspost.com/heres-a-first-look-at-the-3000-seat-high-school-to-be-built-on-northern-boulevard



It appears the city has decided to gift us with a massive blank wall exactly as ugly as the one it is replacing.  Perhaps this is some kind of misguided nod to "contextual design," I dunno.   But the neighborhood and our elected officials should demand that the city do better.  There need to be windows facing the street, and the building needs to be set back from the property line to allow for a wider sidewalk and trees.  This is a changing neighborhood, and more care needs to be taken to design it with pedestrians in mind.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2020, 05:50:42 PM »
Whelp, the city has released its design for our new high school, and wowza is it hideous:

https://jacksonheightspost.com/heres-a-first-look-at-the-3000-seat-high-school-to-be-built-on-northern-boulevard



It appears the city has decided to gift us with a massive blank wall exactly as ugly as the one it is replacing.  Perhaps this is some kind of misguided nod to "contextual design," I dunno.   But the neighborhood and our elected officials should demand that the city do better.  There need to be windows facing the street, and the building needs to be set back from the property line to allow for a wider sidewalk and trees.  This is a changing neighborhood, and more care needs to be taken to design it with pedestrians in mind.

It looks like a prison.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2020, 06:53:22 PM »
That is a sad, mean building which will make kids sad and mean.

Whelp, the city has released its design for our new high school, and wowza is it hideous:

https://jacksonheightspost.com/heres-a-first-look-at-the-3000-seat-high-school-to-be-built-on-northern-boulevard



It appears the city has decided to gift us with a massive blank wall exactly as ugly as the one it is replacing.  Perhaps this is some kind of misguided nod to "contextual design," I dunno.   But the neighborhood and our elected officials should demand that the city do better.  There need to be windows facing the street, and the building needs to be set back from the property line to allow for a wider sidewalk and trees.  This is a changing neighborhood, and more care needs to be taken to design it with pedestrians in mind.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2020, 07:28:52 PM »
you are absolutely correct. it looks like America 2020.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2020, 08:44:30 PM »
I think we're mistaking a screenshot of someone's homemade Counter Strike map for a design proposal.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2020, 10:43:47 AM »
That seriously looks like a prison. And even if that facade faces busy Northern Boulevard, you just know those walls will be covered with graffiti in no time. A total eyesore... the architect needs to be fired.

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Re: High School proposed for Sports Authority site
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2020, 10:43:47 AM »