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Historic Fresh Meadows horse stable faces eviction
Historic Fresh Meadows horse stable faces eviction
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/17/2013 at 10:48AM

Horses in a historic Queens barn may have their last trot in a century-old stable. “Everyone’s saddened to see that it’s in jeopardy,” said equestrian master Joy Tirado, 43. The Western Riding Club in Fresh Meadows—and its seven steeds—faces eviction now that property owner John Lightstone, 87, has put the land up for sale after [...]

State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 2/27/2013 at 1:15PM

Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. [...]

Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Brinckerhoff Cemetery granted landmark status by City Council
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/13/2012 at 1:08PM

The landmark status of a historic Colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been approved by the City Council. The council voted overwhelmingly to accept Brinckerhoff Cemetery’s landmark designation on December 10 after the 18th century site was approved for official landmark status by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) in August. “With the landmarking [...]

Brinckerhoff Cemetery given landmark status
Brinckerhoff Cemetery given landmark status
News Melissa Chan 8/14/2012 at 7:15PM

A historic colonial-era burial ground in Fresh Meadows has been given official landmark status, according to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC). The 18th century Brinckerhoff Cemetery will be preserved and protected from development after LPC leaders voted unanimously to designate it as a landmark on August 14, pointing to its archeological importance as a [...]

Forest Hills firehouse named landmark
Forest Hills firehouse named landmark
Central Ruben Muniz 6/21/2012 at 11:51AM

The “Pride of the Hills” is now the pride of the city. Engine 305 and Ladder 151 in Forest Hills, located at 111-02 Queens Boulevard, was one of six landmarks named by the city recently. The firehouse, whose motto is “Pride of the Hills,” has been in operation since 1924 and is one of the [...]

One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
One last spin for land marking Forest Park Carousel
News Billy Rennison 12/15/2011 at 9:09AM

Forest Park Carousel is getting one more spin at landmark status. Area residents and leaders hope to have the historic local landmark officially recognized as one by the city’s Landmark Preservation Commission. The carousel — which last spun in 2008 — is currently being reviewed by the commission to see whether it meets the eligibility [...]