Landmarks Preservation Commission rules against Aluminaire House move to Sunnyside Gardens


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Rendering Courtesy of Campani and Schwarting Architects

Sunnyside Gardens residents and local officials have won the battle against the aluminum exhibition house and residential development looking for a new site to call home.

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Some ideas on preservation for the next Queens borough president


| msilverstein@queenscourier.com

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 […]

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Historical landmarks in northeast Queens


| mchan@queenscourier.com

2-Officers Club

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 […]

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Preservationist Nancy Cataldi dies at 55


By Queens Courier Staff

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, […]

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Preservationists say Qns. often ignored


By Queens Courier Staff

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 […]

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Fort Totten’s historic buildings in danger because of neglect


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THE COURIER/Photo by Eric Jankiewicz

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.

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82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building


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Photos Courtesy of the 82nd Street Partnership

The 82nd Street Partnership gathered with representatives from the City’s Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), community leaders, groups and merchants on Tuesday, December 17 to unveil the restoration of a historic building at 82-01 Roosevelt Avenue.

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Supporters hold rally to save 5Pointz


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THE COURIER/ Photos and video by Angy Altamirano

The fight to save 5Pointz is not over. Days after a Brooklyn judge issued a ruling against a request of preliminary injunction looking to protect the aerosol art on the graffiti mecca, hundreds from all over the five boroughs gathered at the Long Island City site to rally and show support. The judge also dissolved […]

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Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs


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Photo rendering by Parks Department

Designs for the new $2.7 million Bowne House visitor center include a smaller-than-planned building and sliding, wooden barn doors. Community Board 7 approved the Parks Department’s construction plans for a 1,250-square-foot center, that will be free to the public, on October 28. It is 400 square feet smaller than originally proposed, officials said, and will […]

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Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy Eric Yun

Elected officials, residents and members of the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a ceremony to commemorate the designation of the Forest Park Carousel on Monday. To honor the new landmark, the LPC unveiled a plaque, which states the history of the century-old carousel and its designer, Daniel Muller. “Preserving our history strengthens our neighborhoods,” said […]

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