To mark five decades since the city enacted legislation protecting its most historic places, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced events to celebrate “Landmarks Month” across Queens this April.
Preservation (noun) 1. The action of preserving something. “The preservation of the city’s green spaces” The issue of neighborhood preservation was the main topic at Monday night’s Queens Borough President forum sponsored by the Queens Historical Society at Flushing Town Hall. All four of the remaining candidates for Queens borough president presented their ideas for […]
Bayside and Fresh Meadows residents do not need to go far for a piece of their neighborhood’s past, as the neighborhoods boast four landmarked sites. The Lawrence Cemetery, located in a wooded area at the corner of 216th Street and 42nd Avenue in Bayside, was designated an official city landmark in 1967. According to the […]
Nancy Cataldi, long-time president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, passed away in her home on Wednesday, October 29 of natural causes. She was 55 years old. According to sources, Cataldi had been set to meet friends, and when she didn’t show up, her boyfriend became concerned. Aside from her work with the Historical Society, […]
Daily News Staff Writer Courtesy of the New York Daily News Queens, the city’s largest borough, historically has attracted an eclectic mix of iconic artists, athletes and thinkers. But you wouldn’t know that by counting its landmarks. That may change in the wake of a city-commissioned survey of 12,495 buildings in Queens, which has the […]
The decision is finally in and the beloved Clock Tower in Long Island City is not going anywhere. On Tuesday the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to landmark the 11-story tower in Queens Plaza, formerly the Bank of Manhattan Building.
A previous attempt to get the neighborhood recognized by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) only resulted in a few homes receiving the designation, but the community is renewing its efforts due to a change in leadership at the LPC last year.
Addisleigh Park, a small portion of St. Albans in southeast Queens, was home to many people who were influential to black history. Athletes and musicians such as Jackie Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Louis and Miles Davis once called the small town home.
Ridgewood is changing, but the historic stability of the neighborhood makes it different from most communities in the city that are gentrifying, said Henry Cross, a Ridgewood resident and community activist.
The historic Bayside park is home to several dilapidated and historic buildings that have been sitting vacant and in need of repair, according to the Bayside Historical Society. The oldest among these is the Willets Farmhouse, built in 1829, making it the oldest building in the area.