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On Landmarking the Elridge House in Richmond Hill

Statement of the Historic Districts Council Landmakrs Preservation Commission Designation Hearing, June 28, 2011  Item 13: LP – 2473 BOROUGH OF QUEENS DANIEL ELDRIDGE HOUSE, 87-61 111TH Street The Historic Districts Council is the advocate for New York City’s designated historic districts and neighborhoods meriting preservation. Even in a neighborhood as architecturally rich as Richmond Hill, […]

June 28, 2011 – Designations

Item 15 LP – 2245 BOROUGH OF STATEN ISLAND WILLIAM T. & MARY MARCELLITE GARNER MANSION, 355 Bard Avenue Garner Mansion has been in landmark limbo, heard but not designated, for forty-five years.  HDC has testified before on the striking architecture and the cultural and historic importance of this building, and we hope that its […]

New Councilman from Queens Meets with LPC

Back in May, Councilmember (then-candidate) Como answered our questions for our League of Preservation Voters for District 30 and participated in our forum. It’s early days yet, but any meeting between a Councilmember and a city agency which is characterized by both sides as “positive” and “constructive”  can only be viewed as a step in […]

A historic district for Ridgewood?

From the Queens Times Newsweekly (is it possible for a Queens newspaper to have an article on preservation & not talk about the Sunnyside Gardens opponents?) NEW PUSH TO PRESERVECity May Consider Landmark District In Ridgewood by Robert PozaryckiAfter a year in which homes in Sunnyside Gardens were given landmark status, civic activists in Ridgewood […]

Spirits Alive! Maple Grove Cemetery Walking Tour

Experience the “Living Spirit”Costumed actors portray some notable “residents.” Saturday, September 22nd, 1:30 PM (rain date September 23rd) The Richmond Hill Historical Society presents it’s fourth production of Spirits Alive! at Maple Grove Cemetery. The Richmond Hill Historical Society invites you to visit the historic Maple Grove Cemetery and to learn of the cemetery’s personal […]

Good News for Richmond Hill Republican Club?

From the Queens Chronicle 04/19/2007Former Party Boss Vows To Purchase Landmark by Joseph Wendelken, Assistant Editor Although the landmarked Richmond Hill Republican Club building was auctioned last Friday, the former boss of Manhattan’s Republican organization has vowed to take advantage of an option that a Queens judge left open to him to annul the winning […]

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Reprieve for Richmond Hill Republican Club?

From the Queens Chronicle Richmond Hill’s Fading Historyby Joseph Wendelken, Assistant Editor03/22/2007 A judge’s decision to postpone the auctioning of a neighborhood landmark last week came as a small victory for Richmond Hill preservationists who have watched the demolition of a history-steeped building next door. State Supreme Court Judge Duane Hart last Friday pulled the […]

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Walking Tour of Maple Grove Cemetery

Join us on a walking tour of Maple Grove CemeterySaturday April 21, 2007 (raindate April 22)2 pm83-15 Kew Gardens Road and Lefferts Blvd.Please call 718-847-7878 for more info Follow the theme of the newly published book by Nancy Cataldi and Carl Ballenas as they guide you through the pages of the book and the cemeteryFREE […]

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