LIC’s historic Elks Lodge, in the grips of developers, will not be landmarked
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A group of residents and elected officials that have been working to landmark a decades-old Elks Lodge in Long Island City were told by the Landmark Preservation Commission (LPC) last week that their efforts had been exhausted. In a letter to Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the LPC Commissioner Meenakshi Srinivasan said the property, located at 21-42 44th Dr., […]

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Bayside’s Ahles House finally receives long-overdue landmark status
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A beautiful and historic Bayside house finally received the recognition it rightfully deserves. The Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House, a 19th-century home located at 39-26 213th St., was designated as an official city landmark on April 12. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously voted to designate the iconic Bayside building as a New York City Landmark alongside […]

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Landmarked elementary school in Richmond Hill is getting much needed expansion
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P.S. 66 in Queens currently provides a 21st century education in a 19th century building, but all that is about to change. The Richmond Hill school, located at 85-11 102nd St. and named after former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, suffers from a lack of modern facilities. There are only two bathrooms in the school to accommodate its 600 […]

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A historic home in the heart of Bayside is on track to become a city landmark
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Call it a landmark day for Bayside. The historic Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House, a 19th-century home named after two of the neighborhood’s most important figures, will receive landmark status from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Councilman Paul Vallone announced on Tuesday. The Bell-Ahles House was among 95 proposed historic sites across the city […]

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Developers partially removed historically significant Elks Lodge facade in LIC this morning
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Residents in Long Island City who have been trying to landmark the historic Elks Lodge on 44th Drive spotted construction workers and scaffolding set up outside of the building this morning. A petition was recently created to save the space, located at 21-42 44th Dr., from demolition. According to plans filed with the Department of Buildings […]

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