Manhattan’s iconic architecture has long given the borough favored-child status at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Of some 1,210 individual landmark designations in the five boroughs since the commission’s inception in 1965, 779 are in Manhattan, as well as 64 out of 105 designated Historic Districts and extensions.
But today, the outer boroughs are increasingly enjoying the attention their architectural treasures deserve, powered by community activism, even as certain beloved structures still meet the wrecking ball.
Partial list of places to save in the outer boroughs:
Endangered NYC: Saving architectural treasures in the outer boroughs