From Historic Districts Council Newsstand:
We just received word that the Landmarks Preservation Commission is planning to calendar a historic district in the Addisleigh Park neighborhood on Tuesday. This suburban neighborhood in Southeastern Queens was home to numerous major African-Americans figures such as James Brown, Roy Campanella, W.E.B. DuBois, Count Basie, Lena Horne, Jackie Robinson and Ella Fitzgerald (to name just a few). In 2007, HDC partnered with the Addisleigh Park Civic Organization and obtained funding from the Preservation League of New York State and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to produce a survey and history of the area and its significant residents. Once completed, we submitted all the material to the LPC, who held a community meeting last October to announce their interest in moving forward with designation. We’re thrilled and very thankful that the LPC is taking this important step to protect this remarkable area – which, if designated, will be the 8th historic district in Queens (and the first in Southeastern Queens).