Residents of two Bayside neighborhoods are learning that it’s not so easy seeking district landmark status.
Potential years of research, fundraising and lots of footwork are just the beginning for those pursuing landmarking in the Weeks Woodlands and Bellcourt areas of Bayside. Residents of a third neighborhood — Lawrence-Montauk — are also showing interest, but are not quite as organized, according to Paul DiBenedetto, who is leading the landmarking drive.
Baysiders Continue Pursuing Landmarking
The idea is to help prevent tear downs and inappropriate alterations to existing homes, which DiBenedetto believes is a real threat. He started organizing neighbors in January. “Even with rezoning, the areas are all in jeopardy,” he said. “Rezoning only slows it down.”
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