Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Patti Harris' kneeslapper

Patricia E. Harris, the first deputy mayor, who oversees the commission, counters that the administration has been vigilant in protecting the city’s landmarks. “We don’t think about development without thinking about preservation,” she said in an e-mail message. (She agreed to reply only to questions submitted in writing.) “During a time of unprecedented growth, preservation has always been front and center.”

Preservation and Development, Engaged in a Delicate Dance

7 comments:

Wistling Joke said...

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Hell Gate Kid said...

I have not had so much fun since reading the rules of the fair and balanced mods on astorians.com

Ninja Mandy said...

Hey Joke, you forgot an 'h'

Snake Plissskin said...

How much do you want to bet the preservation community will let this pass (well maybe a throat clearing to two)

THEY have nothing to worry about. They are beting supported by our taxes in their select neighborhoods.

Bastards.

Anonymous said...

I can't remember losing anything in our area that was truly a landmark. We may have lost building that we like, had an appeal, but I'm not sure they we're truly landmarks. Private homes are hard to landmark because the owner can argue against it because of the cost. It would cost the taxpayer too much money to fund these type of landmarks and I believe that in this economy we should have our priority straight. Seniors, education, safety. It's sad to lose a building that has stood in your community , but we have too move on. We need to truly examine what a landmark is, and not just save everything we like.

Whistling Joke said...

To the previous poster:

1.You either live in a landmarked district and want the rest of us barefoot pragnent and in the kitchen

2.You are the poster child of why the preservation community has failed us with a lack of public education

3.We want to sign you up to share your beliefs in areas that enjoys landmark designationn. Police protection would be advisable.

Ninja Mandy said...

I can't remember losing anything in our area that was truly a landmark.

YOU SOUND LIKE A MEMBER OF COMMUNITY BOARD ONE THAT JUST WALKED THROUGH OLD ASTORIA VILLAGE

We may have lost building that we like, had an appeal, but I'm not sure they we're truly landmarks.

NOW YOU SOUND LIKE A LANDMARK COMMISSIONER.

Private homes are hard to landmark because the owner can argue against it because of the cost.

FUNNY HOW WE HAVE THE RESOUCES TO TAKE TAXPAYER MONEY TO SUBSIDIZE THE DEVELOPERS VIA TAX BREAKS, INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS, AND CITY RESOUCES AT THEIR DISPOSAL.

It would cost the taxpayer too much money to fund these type of landmarks and I believe that in this economy we should have our priority straight.

BARRACKS! BARRACKS! BARRACKS! WITH THE ODD HOTEL THROWN INN (PUN INTENDED)

Seniors, education, safety.

SAFETY? YOU SOUND LIKE A CLUBHOUSE HACK. YOU MEAN SENIORS, GUEST WORKERS, IMMIGRANTS.

It's sad to lose a building that has stood in your community , but we have too move on.

OH, YES, THE MAYOR SAYS WE NEED A MILLION, THEREFORE WE NEED A MILLION. HITLER SAID GERMANY NEEDED TO CONQUER THE WORLD, TOO, AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE LEMMINGS FOLLOWED THAT NUT.

We need to truly examine what a landmark is, and not just save everything we like.

THESE WORDS MAKE NO SENSE. YOU MUST RUN A LOCAL QUEENS NEWSPAPER.