Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bayside complex landmarked

From the Daily News:

A stately Queens apartment complex has been designated a New York City landmark.

Hawthorne Court Apartments in Bayside were built between 1930 and 1931 and cut a distinctive figure in the neighborhood with its Tudor-revival style design.

The Bayside Historical Society mounted a campaign to get the landmark protection for the buildings at the corner of 216th St. and 43rd. Ave.


Anonymous said...

That's nice but honestly there are other areas in the borough that are worthy of being landmarked, have community support and yet they get turned down.

Richmond Hill anyone?

Guess it helps to be in Bayside.

Anonymous said...

That's great! Too bad the Marinos just destroyed the beautiful Tudor facade on their crappy orange soda and white bread store!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to them!! That's great news.

Anonymous said...

I would hardly consider Marino's old facade lovely or worth retaining. C'mon....time to get real about what you consider precious architecture. Let.s landmark the rest rooms at Bowne Park. LOL!

Anonymous said...

BFHA should get off the pot and get on the stick. Forget about your landmark district for the moment. Put in requests for evaluation for the individual sites immediately feasible to landmark. Enough with those bronze national register plaques which mean nothing and offer no protection. They are a waste of time and energy.

Anonymous said...

poor richmond hill! divided by thw politicians every time they redistrict us as the price for being a voluntarily integrated neighborhood so that leaves us powerless when we try to preserve what we've got! our homes rock (as i sit here in my spacious 1904
one family with all the original details!

Anonymous said...

BFHA should get off the pot and get on the stick
Since you are so full of original ideas why don't you volunteer, get off your pot and help BFHA?

It's so easy to sit and complain and point fingers. Try doing something instead of just complaining.

BFHA works hard. They are all volunteers with other responsibilities in their lives and they work so hard.

Those bronze plaques which to you mean nothing actually note that BFHA is a State Historic District. They should be proud of that.

Anonymous said...

Dear Anonymous Historic Plaque Hater,
Just you own a home in Broadway-Flushing or do you just dream of owning a home? If you ARE a homeowner, how about volunteering to work on a BFHA committee to improve the community? You'll be amazed at how much work is done by volunteers who devote their time, energy, talents and financial resources to maintaing the neighborhood. If you need a membership application please say so! Even better, how about a contribution to the BFHA legal fund?

Proud and thankful to live in a neighborhood worthy of recognition by the US Department of the Interior and the New York State Register of Historic Places!

Bronze Plaque Owner

Anonymous said...

In response to Anon #4's comment -

That's what differentiates beautiful, charming, classy neighborhoods from broke-down, throw up any old cheap, ugly shit Queens.

Marinos' facade would have more likely been preserved in Westchester or Brooklyn and the beautiful slate roof maintained.

Here it was just ignored and became run down. Then it was junked! Now we'll probably get some orange or beige stucco POS.

Replacing what little charm we have in Queens with "No-maintenance" construction components (stucco, white pvc fences, etc.) is why Queens attracts the people it does. No one gives a shit about anything.

That's why the educated prefer Brooklyn - so much more of it (not all) has charm, and charm attracts class. Stucco invites trash!

And BTW - the parkie house at Bowne Park was gorgeous in the 60s! It had a slate roof that was recently trashed by the DOP(es).

There were employees that put out games everyday and knew all the kids by name! So - YES - perhaps it should have been landmarked - now it's in the process of becoming run down - maybe it too will be replaced by a stucco box someday!