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Neighbrohood Watch: Far Rockaway Frownie

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A topic that has barely been covered elsewhere, the speculative overdevelopment and subsequent crash of Far Rockaway, gets a detailed close-up via City Limits. There are many factors to blame?amateur developers, bad zoning, etc.?but stuff like couldn't have helped: "Glaring problems are visible everywhere. Doorframes are falling off, vents have been kicked in, and windows are boarded up. One conspicuous example is a 14-story building on the beach. According to a construction worker who has been on the site from the start, early in the project a foreman made an error in reading the blueprints, so the balconies face inland rather than toward the ocean. Such incompetence is common." Uh, oopsie. [City Limits]