From the Times Ledger:
The city will hold a public hearing this month to determine whether a Bayside home built in the 1870s should be landmarked following a seven−year initiative by City Councilman Tony Avella (D−Bayside) to get the property designated.
The city Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing June 25 in its public meeting room in Manhattan to discuss landmark status for the historic Ahles House at 39−24 213th St. in Bayside. Avella first began advocating for the building’s designation in 2002 and made a formal proposal three years later.
“I have fought to have this historic mansion protected since the day I took office in 2002 and I am thrilled that the LPC is taking the next step to designate this Empire−style building,” Avella said. “The building is one of the oldest in Bayside and must be protected from falling prey to future real estate development.”
The home’s owner could not be reached for comment.