Gallagher Lobbying to Develop St. Saviour's Site

From the Daily News Dennis Gallagher has let down community, activists claim BY JOHN LAUINGER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERTuesday, November 13th 2007, 4:00 AM Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been keeping a low public profile since his indictment on rape charges this summer – even as torrential rains swamped his district in August. Oddly enough, some […]

Petition to Save the Elmhurst Carnegie Library

At a 2007 Newtown Civic Association meeting, James Van Bramer of the Queens Library, explained he is seeking dialogue from the community and preservationists. If enough people oppose the proposed demolition, he would be open to possibilities along the lines of historic preservation which highlight the much-needed expansion. Therefore, it is highly recommended that petition […]

Proposal To Save Elmhurst's Carnegie Library

A letter to the Queens Library from Michael Perlman, a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. Dear Mr. Van Bramer: My name is Michael Perlman, and I am a member of the Queens Preservation Council, and Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council. As you may recall, we met last spring […]

Demolition Begun on Historic Bank Building

And this is why some kind of demoltion delay legislation would be more than slightly helpful… Neighbors mourn former Long Island City Savings Bank BY NICHOLAS HIRSHONDAILY NEWS WRITER Wednesday, October 31st 2007, 4:00 AM This may be the architectural equivalent of crying over spilled milk. Residents who grew up admiring a neoclassical Long Island […]

Forest Hills Celebrities

The Rego-Forest Preservation Council cordially invites you to –PROMINENT PEOPLE OF FOREST HILLSWhen: Saturday November 3rd @ 3:30PMWhere: Forest Hills Library, 108-19 71st Ave.In celebration of the Forest Hills Library’s 50th anniversary, please join neighborhood historian, Cheryl Cuddeback, for a presentation on neighborhood notables. Can you guess who they are?For more information visit call 718-268-7934

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: The Ridgewood Reservoir Education and […]

Sunnyside Passes City Council Subcommittee Vote

Direct from City Council: CITY HALL – The subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses, chaired by Council Member Jessica Lappin, today recommended landmark status for the historicneighborhood of Sunnyside Gardens in Queens. One of the most significant planned residential communities in New York City, Sunnyside Gardens has achieved national and international recognition […]

Trying to Preserve a Busy, Historic Library in Queens

From the New York Times (alas, the article spends more energy talking about Queens’ ethnic diversity than the importance of preserrving its past, but the attention is appreciated): Seeking Protection for a Library With a Fabled Past By SAKI KNAFOSeptember 30, 2007 THE Elmhurst Community Library, a Georgian Revival building on Broadway and 51st Avenue […]

City of Water Documentary Shown Tonight

The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance and the Municipal Art Society of New York are proud to announce the Fall screening series of our new documentary film about the future of New York’s waterfront, City of Water, continues at venues throughout the city through November. Screenings are free and open to the public, and a full list […]