Archaeological Findings Aid St. Saviour's Campaign

Possible Human Remains Reignite Church Debate by Colin Gustafson , Assistant Editor, Queens Chronicle A civic group fighting to preserve a historic church claimed Monday that it had found archaeological evidence suggesting that the city erred in denying landmark status to the property. But city officials said the findings have no bearing on their decision.According […]

New Effort Launched to Address Over-Development in Queens

Residents Vent Frustrations About Zoning, Developmentby Joel Weickgenant, Queens Chronicle Correspondent The Quinn Building in Astoria was the launching point Saturday for the Long Island City Alliance’s campaign to challenge the nature of development in Queens.“We want to say to the politicians that we understand it’s going to be developed, but we want a structured […]

All About the Jamaica Rezoning

Major Rezone Plan Rife With Hang-Ups By LEE LANDOR, Queens Tribune “The DCP is proposing an amended zoning map for 368 blocks, including the elimination of one street in downtown Jamaica, 148th Street between 94th and 95th Avenues. It also identified 187 projected development sites and 424 potential development sites with a possible build year […]

SHPO & LPC Agree on Archaeological Potential for St. Saviour's

From the JUNIPER PARK CIVIC ASSOCIATION (info@junipercivic.com) LPC & SHPO AGREE: ST. SAVIOUR’S HAS HIGH ARCHAEOLOGICAL POTENTIAL (February 12, 2007) In two shocking revelations, both the NYS Office of Historic Preservation and the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) have admitted that the St. Saviour’s site contains the potential for recovery of archaeologically significant materials, including […]

Upcoming Actions At LPC

This just in; the LPC will be considering these items on Tuesday, February 13th: Item Proposed for Designation Item No. 1 LP-2172Borough of QueensSOHMER PIANO COMPANY (FACTORY), 31-01 Vernon Boulevard (aka 11-02 to 11-16 31st Avenue), Queens.Landmark Site: Borough of Queens Tax Map Block 503, Lot 5 HDC strongly supported this designation; at the time […]

QHS Hosts Book Signing on Historic Cemetery

Maple Grove CemeteryBook signing and lectureSaturday, February 172:30- 4:30 p.m. The Queens Historical Society 143-25 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354 (718) 939-0647 Maple Grove historians Nancy Cataldi and Carl Ballenas have lovingly crafted this tribute to this magnificent cemetery. Cataldi is a photographer and president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society, and Ballenas is an […]