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 […]

Well Over a Hundred on City Hall Steps (protest Eminent Domain Abuse)

More photos available at: A broad-based coalition of property owners, tenants, advocates, elected officials and citizens gathered yesterday on the overn-like steps of New York’s City Hall to voice opposition to epidemic abuse of eminent domain in New York City and New York State. The group, united under the banner New Yorkers Against Eminent […]

And now, on the Williamsburg Waterfront

We didn’t mean to neglect the Domino landmark battle, it’s been a busy few days. History and Homes May Mix at the Brooklyn WaterfrontNew York Times – June 27, 2007By MICHAEL WILSONHulking and dormant on the North Brooklyn waterfront, its floors still sticky from a century’s toil, the former Domino Sugar refinery was the focus […]

City Council Passes New Building Codes

This one slipped past us completely – what it means to renovations and older buildings is yet to be seen. Council OK – Rules to affect new city construction BY FRANK LOMBARDIDAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU Posted Thursday, June 28th 2007, 4:00 AM After four years of heavy lifting, the City Council finally voted yesterday […]

Event Tonight to Help Transform PS 64 into a Community Center for the East Village

From the East Village Community Coalition, OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS A COMMUNITY CENTER !“Restoring PS 64/CHARAS Our Neighborhood” A place for children to learn and play after school, a place to teach literacy, a place for people to learn about jobs, a place for musicians to compose and practice, a place for poets to create […]

Progress on preservation in Tottenville

Historic society hopes to preserve Tottenville buildings as landmarks Thursday, June 21, 2007By ANDREW MINUCCIADVANCE STAFF WRITER STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Ever since John Totten Jr. built Totten’s Dock in the late 1840s, the area now known as Tottenville has produced some of the most enchanting architecture to be seen on Staten Island. Now, over […]

Sunnyside Gardens Press Round-up

LANDMARK DAY IN QNS.New York PostBy TOM TOPOUSISJune 27, 2007 — Sunnyside Gardens, a 16-block residential enclave in Queens, won approval as a historic district yesterday by a unanimous vote. Queens Neighborhood Is a Landmark; Domino Plant Is Likely to …New York TimesBy Michael Wilson Area of Sunnyside, Queens, Is Given Landmark StatusNew York TimesBy […]

Sunnyside Gardens Designated as NYC's Newest Historic District

This morning the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate Sunnyside Gardens as the seventh and newest Historic District in the borough of Queens, bringing the total number of districts citywide to 88. Sunnyside Gardens, one of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, is internationally recognized among planners and urbanists for […]

A Rally, a Letter and a Lecture – all to help save Brooklyn

From Eric McClure, Campaign Coordinator [email protected]/Press Conference Against NY’s Rampant Abuse of Eminent DomainThis Wednesday afternoon, June 27th, at 1:00 p.m., property owners, advocates, elected officials and citizens will take to the steps of City Hall for a rally and press conference intended to raise awareness of the epidemic abuse of eminent domain in New […]