Monday, June 27, 2016

Garden City: It's not Queens

From CBS 2:

The Victorian gem in Garden City is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but that designation does not protect it from the wrecking ball.

“To lose this type of history to Garden City would be a shame,” said Michael Raab of the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development. “It is one of the Stewart homes.”

For months, there were no takers for the 133-year-old home. The Garden City Historical Society was devastated at the thought of losing it, and caught the attention of Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.

Mangano asked Raab to begin pulling together volunteers, and dozens came aboard to offer to donate their time and services.

“It is a heartwarming project to be able to help a potential veteran in need of housing,” said Michael Pfeiffer of the Nassau County Habitat for Humanity.

If the plan works, expert volunteers will actually lift the house, put it on hydraulic flatbeds, and slowly roll it to Mitchell Field.


Joe said...

I was in that house for Halloween party some years ago, what the hell is this Hockey player talking about "functionally obsolete"
It has a porch, 3 floors, central AC, 2 toilets and enough parking for a small fleet of cars. The previous owners raised at least 2 generations of family in it.
How much friggan more does one need to live, what a jackass !
The porch, addition will have to be removed to move. Possibly even the top bedroom. its gonna end up pile of numbered boards and "parts" like St.Saviors

Anonymous said...

what the hell is this Hockey player talking about "functionally obsolete"

It was the architect that described it as "functionally obsolete," not the Islanders player.

Anonymous said...

Aside from some gingerbread trim it doesn't look so unique at all.
LOL! Replace it with a twenty story building!