The city Landmarks Preservation Commission surveyed 15,138 mostly residential buildings between September 2006 and March 2007 as part of an occasional review, commission spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon said. The vast majority of the buildings - 12,423 - are in Queens.
Queens to be assessed for future historic areas
There were 3,750 buildings listed throughout Bayside, Whitestone and Beechhurst; 2,320 in College Point; 2,300 in Broadway-Flushing; 3,180 in downtown Flushing; 517 in Addisleigh Park, a small section of St. Albans; 304 in Ridgewood; and 52 in downtown Jamaica...
Looks like western, central and southern Queens are redlined for overdevelopment and the LPC wants to preserve wealthy neighborhoods and throw a bone to those in the process of massive upzoning and gentrification.
Perhaps it's time to overturn the blatantly discriminatory landmarks law so that all residents of NYC get to experience the city planning hell that most of us do. For if a law does not protect all people equally, then it needs to be repealed.