Queens, the city's largest borough, historically has attracted an eclectic mix of iconic artists, athletes and thinkers.
But you wouldn't know that by counting its landmarks.
That may change in the wake of a city-commissioned survey of 12,495 buildings in Queens, which has the fewest stand-alone landmarks — 69 — of any borough, just a tenth of Manhattan's.
That survey could be vital in saving the borough's heritage at a time when a building boom is sweeping across Queens.
Preservationists say Qns. often ignored
Queens preservationists have been critical of the commission, but remain cautiously optimistic about the survey.
However, they fear some noteworthy, at-risk sites won't win designations, given the commission's record of favoring architecture over historical significance.
With that in mind, Queens News is kicking off a "History in Peril" series — offering profiles of unlandmarked sites.
Hey, LPC, too little, too late. You should have started this 10 years ago. I can't wait to see what endangered sites the Daily News considers landmarks.