12 February 2008

D-Day for Queens Landmarks

Does Queens matter?

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will decide today. It is expected to vote this afternoon of two buildings up for landmark status: Congregation Tifereth Israel in Queens, and the Jamaica Savings Bank building. City Room suggests both will make the grade. If so, good. If not, it will send a pretty clear message that no buildings in Queens are worth preserving and that the political machine controls all real estate issues out there.

UPDATE (6 PM): Both made the cut! Yeah!

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