Just got word that demolition of the Hackett Building in LIC, which dates back to 1885, has begun. This one wasn't good enough for LPC because, "We finished our review, and determined it did not rise to the level of an individual New York City landmark. With the exception of the 20 years it housed the offices of Queens County government in the early 20th century, the building has been used for commercial purposes for most of its history. In addition, the building's architectural integrity has been significantly compromised by major storefront alterations." The photo is from the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
Hackett Building Slated For Demolition
Of course, it's to be replaced with dozens of units of luxury Queens Crap: Hackett Building Update: Shinier!