Sunnyside Gardens

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Best of 2007: The Designation of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District

As grassroots activists create new campaign and advocacy tactics, the preservation toolbox continues to grow. Yet official designation by the LPC still remains the preservationist’s holy grail, which is just one reason why the designation of the Sunnyside Gardens Historic District makes our shortlist this year. Now the largest historic district in Queens, with over […]

Sunnyside Gardens Designation Affirmed by City Council

49-0. Congratulations all.

Sunnyside Passes City Council Subcommittee Vote

Direct from City Council: CITY HALL – The subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, chaired by Council Member Jessica Lappin, today recommended landmark status for the historicneighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens in Queens. One of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, Sunnyside Gardens has achieved national and international recognition […]

Supporting Sunnyside Gardens

From: Eric Gioia Date: Sep 26, 2007 11:34 AMSubject: Sunnyside News from Councilman Eric Gioia Dear Friends and Neighbors: Greetings to you and your family! As fall arrives, I wanted to write and update you on some important neighborhood developments, including the creation of the Sunnyside Business Improvement District, City Council hearings on landmarking Sunnyside […]

Amendment to Sunnyside Special District Debated

From the Times Ledger 09/13/2007Residents doubt Sunnyside Gardens permit rule By Jeremy Walsh The Sunnyside Gardens Historic District has been approved by the City Planning Commission and is on its way to the final City Council vote on Oct. 9, but a new amendment intended to streamline the construction-permit application process is raising eyebrows among […]

Sunnyside PC Text Amendment Moving Ahead

From the Queens Courier Amendment would help Gardens homeownersBY CHRISTINA SANTUCCI Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:41 AM CDT Sunnyside Gardens residents might not have to make multiple applications to renovate their houses, should an amendment in the City Planning Commission (CPC) get the go-ahead. The amendment, which CPC members began drafting on Wednesday, August 22, […]

First Legal Work in Sunnyside Gardens in a long time

From the Queens Tribune (would it kill them to get the facts straight?) First Facelift Approved For Sunnyside Gardens By MICHAEL CUSENZA After earning coveted landmark status in June, Sunnyside Gardens, one of only four Special Planned Community Preservation Districts in the City, is getting some work done. The City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved […]

One Paper, 3 articles on Landmarks

City taps Sunnyside GardensNew York Daily NewsBY DONALD BERTRAND The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously last week to designate the 16-block, 54-acre Sunnyside Gardens as a historic district. Housing vs. preservation for Domino Sugar plantNew York Daily NewsBY RACHEL MONAHAN A huge red sign on the Williamsburg waterfront reads “SAVE DOMINO” – and symbolizes […]

You dance with the one that brought you: Queens local press on Sunnyside landmark designation

From the Queens Chronicle Sunnyside’s ‘Garden City’ Earns Designation by Jennifer Manley , Assistant Editor After years of preservationists pushing for it, months of impassioned arguments against it, and even a few last-minute protests, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has ended the debate in Sunnyside Gardens — voting unanimously Tuesday to designate it a historic district.The […]

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