Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hearing today for another Ridgewood historic district

From the Times Newsweekly:

The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) will hold a public hearing later this month regarding the proposed creation of Ridgewood’s fourth landmark district, the Times Newsweekly has learned.

Paul Kerzner, president of the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association (RPOCA), and a spokesperson for the LPC informed this paper that the hearing will take place on Tuesday morning, Mar. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the LPC’s public meeting room located at 1 Centre St., Ninth Floor North, in lower Manhattan.

As noted, the session will focus on the proposed creation of the Central Ridgewood Historic District— carved out of an area of the Ridgewood spanning about 40 blocks—which would institute landmark status to approximately 940 brick rowhouses built during the early 1900s. The district is generally bounded on the north by Madison Street, on the south by 71st Avenue, on the east by Fresh Pond Road and on the west by Forest Avenue.

The proposed district also includes homes in a second area bounded by Catalpa and 70th avenues between Forest and Onderdonk avenues.


Joe said...

As usual my blocks left out. These imported aO's continue to mess up these 2 family 1920's Stier houses with fugly modifications, brass & bling

Anonymous said...

I grew up in this neighborhood.
There is very little that is historic here.

What was historic in the area was ruined: Niederstein's, St. Saviors, etc.

Joe said...

It's terrible, I no longer recognize most of Ridgewood it especially Myrtle ave.
It looks like the corporate shopping strip in Columbus Ohio.

Only difference being you can walk 1/2 a mile and not hear on person speaking English or avoid some ass handing out Pawn shop or "Chicka" flyers.

Anonymous said...

The land of 99c stores and dirty polish delis. Fantastic.

Jerry Rotondi said...

Very nice---
but deserving Broadway/Flushing is still waiting to be calendered for historic district designation Mr. Tierney; Ms. Betts; Mayor Bloomberg!

I guess we'll have to wait until the mayor leaves office to see any action.

Oh---thanks Councilman Halloran for "fighting" to get us a couple a dozen homes designated.

Even a dog gets more meat on the bone that's tossed to him.

Anonymous said...

Hollerin' Halloran?

He's anti-landmarking.

You've got to twist his arm and pull it clean out of its socket to get him to fully support landmark status of any kind.

It goes against his tea party pagan principles.

Did I say principles?
He appears to have less of those than brains.

Bye, bye, one-term Dan.

Anonymous said...

Uh, Niederstein's and the church St Saviour's are not in Ridgewood.
St Saviours is now a "church in a box" wasting taxpayers money.
No one on this site or antone who runs this site every attended the church or ate at Neidersteins on a regular basis .
Get over it.
Time to move on.

Anonymous said...

Myrtle Ave, always was a dump .

Anonymous said...

"In the area" does not mean in Ridgewood. Ask Greater Ridgewood Historical Society.

And St. Saviour's is not in a box wasting taxpayer money. That money has been reallocated toward purchasing the site as parkland. Amazing the things ignorant people say.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

St Saviour's is still a church in a box wasting our money .
It also will never look like it ounce did, I'm sure termites have had their day.

Anonymous said...

St. Saviour's is not wasting your money. Not one penny has been spent on it since it was taken down. The storage has been donated and as explained previously, the money to rebuild the church has been reallocated toward purchase of the property for a public park. If you don't like that, tough shit.