Ridgewood

HDC@LPC – Testimony for LPC Hearing on July 18, 2017

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. RESEARCH DEPARTMENT PUBLIC HEARING Item 1 476 Fifth Avenue – aka 460-476 Fifth Ave. […]

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 […]

See the Ridgewood Reservior in its current state – and help save its future

The Newtown Historical Society (NHS) will be leading a walk at the Ridgewood Reservoir on the Brooklyn-Queens border this Sunday, October 28th at 1pm. Here is a short video on the history of the reservoir, it’s current state, and what we hope it will become in the near future: http://ridgewoodreservoir.blogspot.com/2007/10/ridgewood-reservoir-video.html The Ridgewood Reservoir Education and […]

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