As the United Nations celebrates its 63rd anniversary today, residents of a Queens co-op linked to the global organization are locked in an argument about whether to landmark their homes.
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission - which twice rejected Parkway Village for designation, in 1997 and 2000 - has committed to reconsidering the 34-acre community, said agency spokeswoman Lisi de Bourbon.
Parkway's collection of red-brick homes with white columns were once occupied by notables such as diplomat Ralph Bunche and civil rights activist Roy Wilkins.
But because the city rarely landmarks a site without support from its owners, much is riding on an upcoming struggle for control of Parkway's co-op board.
Parkway Village owners divided on landmark designation