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!