Polk Theatre razed

posted by Michael Zoldessy on March 28, 2008 at 7:40 am

QUEENS, NY — With the Polk Theater gone, plans for the plot’s future are up in the air.

A vintage movie theater dating back to the Great Depression has been torn down in Jackson Heights and the plans for a new mixed-used building to fill the vacant lot are in limbo.

The Polk Theatre, located at the corner of 93rd Street and 37th Avenue, had become an adult theater before closing in 2006.

The building was demolished sometime in February. Property owner Henry Zheng now hopes to construct a six-story, mixed-use building on the site, but his plans have been challenged by the city.

Read more in the Times-Ledger.

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mp775
mp775 on March 28, 2008 at 2:41 pm

“Property owner Henry Zheng now hopes to construct a six-story, mixed-use building on the site, but his plans have been challenged by the city.”

In other words, it will remain a hole in the ground for years to come, like the Marboro in Brooklyn or the Aldelphi and Nortown in Chicago. Way to go.

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on April 16, 2008 at 7:40 am

The Polk’s demolition was the subject of an article in the April 15, 2008 issue of the NY Daily News. Here’s a direct link:
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