Saturday, January 27, 2007

Queens? Where is that?

Check out all the landmarks in Queens proposed for calendaring on the LPC's 1/30 agenda!

Historic Districts Council Newsstand: Potential Landmarks to be Calendared on Tuesday

(Yes, the Crapper is being facetious.)

Well there is one. The house pictured at 41-45 240th Street in Douglaston. Alterations include: an enclosed porch with windows and door inset and a one-story wing on the south fa├žade.

You mean this one hasn't been "altered beyond recognition?" Why is that?

Photo from Douglaston/Little Neck Historical Society.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gee, it's a shame that HDC mechanically reports this without ever any comment on the disparity between the boroughs.

I guess no one important notices these things (or thinks it is significant or worthy of comment).

Anonymous said...

Another crumb for Queens. Now I guess we're supposed to shut up and not put in any more requests for designations for the next 5 years. Nice dog, nice dog here's a bone for you! One gets granted a public hearing.

M.P. said...

Another building that's being calendared on the Upper East Side that same day is the '50 Modernist white brick Manhattan House. It is in the process of undergoing exterior alterations i.e. terrace railings and windows. Is that okay since it's in Manhattan? However, Queens sites including the Trylon Theater, St. Saviour's, Richmond Hill, Old Astoria, & the Hackett Bldg "doesn't meet their criteria for designation?" There we have it... Tierney's standard alteration excuse is a hoax! Perhaps this is how Tierney-Betts & Co. is utilizing Quinn & Lappin's $250,000; most of which was promised for an increase in landmarks in Manhattan's neighbors. Hmm...

Anonymous said...

So much for the supposed agenda of the LPC to start focusing more on Queens. 90% of the buildings they calendar are still in Manhattan. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

Maybe busting up the captive LPC with that Article 78 type lawsuit that's been filed against Bloomberg (to replace the 9 of 11 commissioners who sit on a per- diem basis), will start to stir up the mud, and whatever else, is on the river bottom! It may not be a cure-all, but it's a legal kick in his ass. Let's wait and see what opportunities the fall- out might offer!

Anonymous said...

I have to insist that city wide preservation organizations start to complain about this problem.

Until they do, I would suggest that we in the outer boroughs withhold our support (including dues) until they start to vigorously do something about ths..

Their silence on this is inexcusable.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. I'm not going to testify in favor of any Manhattan LPC designations, until Manhattanites return the favor (which they haven't)! This is war New York County! We are not going to play by your self serving rules any longer! You never come out to help us! Why should we help you? Queensites, we urge you to boycott all Manhattancentric LPC hearings! When the upper East side experiences the scorched earth which comes as the result of tear-downs, they might begin to appreciate our plight! Down with Manhattan ! Down with some of their architectural icons! We won't be black mailed into saving their treasures!

Anonymous said...

Funny thing about this one - it was already part of the Douglaston Hill Historic District and the owner is trying to get it taken out.