A decade ago, fearing Queens had become "Landmarks' stepchild and the developer's paradise," historian Stanley Cogan helped create the Queensmark - a way of recognizing structures that weren't landmarks.
By the time the program went inactive a few years ago - a victim of Cogan falling ill - some 100 plaques had sprouted in places like Richmond Hill, Jackson Heights and Whitestone.
Now, amid a building boom, the Queensmarks committee is mulling a reunion. But others fear the honors won't win landmark designations - and may instead alert developers to historic places they'll demolish before they can be protected.
Queensmarks committee mulls return
Once again, developers don't specifically target historic places...and they already have pored over every property in this borough. They know where the "soft sites" are.