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Landmarks Commission delays vote on removing sites from list

By Times Ledger staff

By The Times Ledger Staff

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission has postponed a vote on its proposal to remove more than 100 historic properties from the list of potential landmark sites, the Historic District Council said Friday.

The LPC was originally scheduled to vote Tuesday on so-called decalendering, a process by which sites up for consideration as possible landmarks are delisted.

Eight Queens landmarks are on the “not-quite-landmarks” roster, including the Pepsi sign in Long Island City.

Word of the commission’s plan to eliminate the potential landmark sites from the list angered preservationists across Queens.

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) applauded the commission for “listening to the people and withdrawing the proposal to decalendar these items.”

He pointed out that “now more than ever it is vital that the public have a say in protecting our history and that is the opportunity they have now been given.”

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