Historic former Ridgewood Theatre advertises new apartment rentals for insane prices
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New apartments at blockbuster prices will soon be the feature presentation at the former Ridgewood Theatre. The former moviehouse located at 55-27 Myrtle Ave. is being converted from a 2,500-seat, five-screen multiplex theater to a five-story, mixed-use building featuring a commercial space on the lower floor and 50 residential units on the upper floors. What really has residents in a […]

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Neir’s Tavern in Woodhaven of ‘Goodfellas’ fame was denied historic landmark status
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One of New York City’s oldest bars was denied landmark status Friday by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Laycent Gordon, the owner of Neir’s Tavern located at the corner of 78th Street and 88th Avenue, was informed by the Landmarks Preservation Commission that the establishment does not rise to the level of significance to gain landmark status […]

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Astoria residents concerned over possible alterations to building of historic 1920’s restaurant
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Scaffolding has appeared on Deals & Discounts store – formerly a Rite Aid – in Astoria, and some residents are worried that owners may be removing the decades-old terra cotta on the historic building. Located at 36-11 Broadway, the building was the site of a Childs Restaurant, according to Bob Singleton, executive director of the Greater […]

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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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