Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ridgewood landmarked but what about the rest of Queens?
From the NY Times:
Its two square miles are packed with eye-catching designs; about 10 percent of it — 350 buildings — has landmark status, even if it isn’t on the radar of most New Yorkers. And with an additional 940 buildings coming up for a vote before the Landmarks Preservation Commission in the next two years, Ridgewood could soon have nearly 1,300 with landmark status — about the same number as Brooklyn Heights — which would mean 40 percent of its cityscape was protected.
It's great that the LPC landmarked so much of Ridgewood. Not only was there no real threat of demolition because most of the area is comprised of rowhouses, but designating such a large district means that the LPC can play the numbers game and brag about how many Queens homes they designated to "prove" how much they care about the borough.