Flushing homeowners, pols press city for historic status in neighborhood
Photo courtesy of Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association

Some Flushing homeowners continue to urge the city to make history in their community. The Broadway Homeowners Association rallied on Saturday to bring attention to their ongoing fight to have the city designate the neighborhood as a historic district. Although the area is already listed on the national and state historic registers, the group is seeking to be recognized […]

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Pols urge city to repair roads in historic Douglaston
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Roads in a landmark area of Douglaston are crumbling, and the city is being urged to take immediate action. City Councilman Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Edward Braunstein have written to the New York City Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requesting that the complete reconstruction of roadways in the Douglas Manor Historic District be included in […]

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Fresh Meadows group and lawmaker urge owners to sell historical cemetery
Photo courtesy of the Landmarks Preservation Commission

Here’s a down payment for what could be a historic deal. A Fresh Meadows nonprofit looking to purchase the Colonial-era Brinckerhoff Cemetery received a $180,000 grant from a local lawmaker to help fund the goal of acquiring the site. State Senator Tony Avella announced the grant on Tuesday in meeting with members of the Friends […]

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Goodbye yellow brick road? Historic Ridgewood street suffers troubling cave-in
Photo by Kelly Marie Mancuso

BY KELLY MARIE MANCUSO Ridgewood residents and community leaders are fighting to repair and preserve a portion of the landmarked brick-lined section of Stockholm Street following a partial cave-in near a manhole. Lovingly dubbed the “yellow brick road” by local historians, this cozy yellow cobblestoned street located between Onderdonk and Woodward avenues is home to nearly 40 expertly […]

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Star of Queens: Paul DiBenedetto, President, Bayside Historical Society

BY BROOKE SMITH Personal Background Paul DiBenedetto was born in the Suffolk County suburban town of East Setauket, Long Island. He grew up around 17th- and 18th-century buildings of historical significance, which gave rise to his appreciation for local history. He moved to Bayside, where he has resided for more than 20 years. Professional Background […]

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