Landmarks Preservation Commission

82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building
82nd Street Partnership unveils restoration of historic Jackson Heights building
West Angy Altamirano 12/18/2013 at 4:06PM

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.

Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs
Community Board 7 approves Bowne House visitor center designs
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/31/2013 at 4:11PM

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 [...]

Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony
Forest Park Carousel honored in landmarking ceremony
Southwest Liam La Guerre 10/30/2013 at 11:17AM

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 [...]

Sunnyside Gardens residents don’t want aluminum house in neighborhood
Sunnyside Gardens residents don’t want aluminum house in neighborhood
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/26/2013 at 3:15PM

Sunnyside Gardens residents and local officials are saying no to an aluminum exhibition house and residential development looking for a new site to call home. The Aluminaire House – an all-aluminum, historic home built in 1931 for a New York City exhibition – is proposed to be relocated to the corner of 39th Avenue and [...]

Old Jamaica High School now a landmark
Old Jamaica High School now a landmark
Southeast Maggie Hayes 7/02/2013 at 3:08PM

When the first Jamaica High School was built, residents and community leaders wanted the building to “express refinement, public spirit and taste of that community.” Now, centuries later, the site has been deemed a landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) named the 19th century, Dutch Revival building a landmark on Tuesday, June 25. The commission [...]

Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Neighbors rally against changes to historic Douglaston home
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/21/2013 at 12:04PM

Neighboring residents of a historic Douglaston house rallied last Friday to save the 19th century remnant from proposed changes. The new owner of the 38-60 Douglaston Parkway site has submitted plans to the city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) to significantly alter the house. The department issued a “partial job” permit to property owner Xiu Jun [...]

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 [...]

Historical landmarks in northeast Queens
Historical landmarks in northeast Queens
News Melissa Chan 10/19/2012 at 4:35PM

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 [...]

Historic Queens church gets grant
Historic Queens church gets grant
News Queens Courier Staff 8/19/2012 at 8:58AM

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 23 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $294,500 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including St. George’s Church in Flushing. “You don’t have to be religious to understand that religious institutions contain some of our finest art and architecture. Many also provide vital social service programs and [...]