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Demolition permits filed to bulldoze former Union building


Dec. 26, 2016 Staff Report

The owner of the former Teamsters building on Jackson Avenue will soon be demolishing the one-story structure.

Demolition permits were filed by Circle F Capital, the owners of the 22-43 Jackson Avenue site, with the Department of Buildings December 22. The permits were approved.

The site is currently home to a one-story, 6,400 square-foot building, which had been the headquarters of the local 808 pension and health fund for more than two decades. The site is across the street from the former 5 Pointz building.

Circle F Capital is planning a 10- or 11-story mixed-use building with residential units and ground floor retail, reported the The Real Deal earlier this year.

The firm has yet to file its plans with the Buildings Dept.

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Where did Local 808 Go. You don’t just demolition a building report of it and not say where the occupants are now.


It has all those hings you said Frank.. It does not support all the Over Building that has come to LIC . It should have never come to pass without proper PLANNING. NYC is DUMB to let it happen,


LIC has those wide sidewalks because, when it was laid out 120 years ago, it was envisioned to be a high density area. Why do you think it had a courthouse, large school, and large post office?


Adios sunshine and air.
Long Island City still has wide, unoccupied sidewalks, views and breezes–“big sky country” –compared to Manhattan. How about zoning for low rise in the area? Enough with apartments with grandiose rentals and views into windows.
And if you believe ten-story, they’ve got a bridge for you.


NYC is growing and needs increased residential development to limit the rise of housing costs. Zoning that encourages the construction of such housing near transit hubs is a responsible way to accommodate New York’s growing population while using our existing transportation network efficiently.

The Development in LIC is a good example of city planning done right. High density combined with community amenities including park space, new schools, a new library and improved street scape. It should be applauded, not humbugged.


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