Jackson Heights

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Secret Lives Tour: The Gardens of Jackson Heights

Saturday, October 15, 2016 11 am Jackson Heights in Queens was the first Garden Community and continues to be the largest in the United States. These garden style apartments, detached and semi-detached houses were built as an answer to the crowded slums of Manhattan. The Queensboro Corporation successfully campaigned to have the subway extended through Jackson […]

HDC Testimony for LPC Hearing on August 11, 2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below.   Item 1 875 Manhattan Avenue – Greenpoint Historic District 153643 – Block 2563, […]

HDC@LPC 3/17/2015

HDC regularly reviews every public proposal affecting Individual Landmarks and buildings within Historic Districts in New York City, and when needed, we comment on them. Our testimony for the latest items to be presented at the Landmarks Preservation Commission is below. Items 1-4 34-20 79th Street- Jackson Heights Historic District 16-7504 – Block 1265, Lot […]

HDC@LPC – October 21, 2014

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND 155819- Block 76, lot 200- 1000A Richmond Terrace Building A, – Individual Landmark Historic District A Greek Revival style building designed by Richard Smyth and built in 1879-81. Application is to install banners and signage. The proposed aluminum signage is over-scaled and an excessive application to […]

HDC@LPC – September 9, 2014

  Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF Queens 155446- Block 1289, lot 15- 37-18 79th Street – Jackson Heights Historic District An Anglo-American Garden Home style attached house designed by Benjamin Dreisler and built in 1926-27. Application is to modify a window opening. While this window modification may seem relatively minor, these blocks within […]

HDC@LPC October 22, 2013

Item 1 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF QUEENS 143623- Block 1267, lot 32- 80-01- 80-09 35th Avenue – Jackson Heights Historic District A neo-Romanesque style apartment building designed by the Cohn Brothers and built in 1941. Application is to legalize the installation of a fence, entrance way and windows without LPC permit(s). HDC feels the […]

HDC@LPC January 8, 2013

Item 8 CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN 121487- Block 270, lot 45- 38 Schermerhorn Street – Brooklyn Heights Historic District A house built in 1852 and altered c. 1940. Application is to replace windows. While the proposed wood one-over-one windows would match the sister building, HDC feels a better design could be found fitting […]

New Six To Celebrate Events:

Six To Celebrate Presentation: Jackson Heights, Queens Monday, October 17, 6:00pmPresenter: Daniel Karatzas, Jackson Heights Beautification GroupLocation: The Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street in Manhattan. The Bowery Tour: October 22nd, 11am 

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Presentations

Six to Celebrate Neighborhood Talks: Come learn about the architectual and cultural histories of our Six To Celebrate neighborhoods. http://hdc.org/6tocelebrate-talks.htm Jackson Heights: Monday, October 17, 6:00pm Bed-Stuy: Monday, November 7, 6:00pm Bowery:Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm

Six To Celebrate Presntations: Jackson Heights

Monday, October 17, 6:00pm Jackson Heights, Queens | Daniel Karatzas, Jackson Heights Beautification Group   Jackson Heights is New York City’s first planned neighborhood of “garden apartments” and “garden homes”. These airy, light-filled residences, combined with commercial and institutional buildings, provided an attractive environment for middle-class families to live in when it was developed in […]

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