From the Queens Chronicle:
Bloomberg started by giving encouragement to residents who want to see a 91-building section of the neighborhood receive landmarking status from the Landmarks Commission.
“Those of you who want landmarking, I think you’re going to get what you want,” he told the audience. “Ridgewood’s history needs to be preserved and celebrated.”
The area is important because it illustrates the development of one of the most influential and successful model tenement neighborhoods in the city. Known as the Mathews Flats, the buildings were developed by the G.X. Mathews Company and constructed between 1908 and 1911.
Bloomberg said the commission is expected to vote on the proposal in September. In addition, he said it is likely more of the area will be considered for designation shortly.
The Landmarks Commission is planning to hold a hearing in September on designatiing 212 buildings that would be part of the Ridgewood South Historic District.