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Commissioner Is Removed From Landmarks Panel

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

I wonder if this could in some way impact the ongoing efforts to have the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium declared an historic landmark?

From The Times:

N.Y. / Region
By ROBIN POGREBIN
Published: November 3, 2010
Roberta Brandes Gratz, known for taking a hard line on protecting historic buildings, has been removed from the Landmarks Preservation Commission after seven years.
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New Historic District in Queens

October 27, 2010 Leave a comment
Row houses are prominent in many Queens neighb...

A block in Ridgewood, Queens, showing the sort of brick tenement and three-family construction that occupies nearly every block close to the Brooklyn border.N.Y. / Region

From The NY Times:
By SHANE DIXON KAVANAUGH
Published: October 26, 2010
The commission created a 210-building district in Ridgewood and gave landmark status to four buildings in Jamaica.

I guess no decision on the Tennis Stadium yet. I would think these decisions can take a pretty long time.

Marriott Eyeing Tennis Stadium

October 20, 2010 11 comments
Marriott International

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According to today’s Daily News:


After reading the article, my initial thoughts are we need a lot more information about this proposal. Would it incorporate the stadium without destroying it? Would it allow outside access for the entire community to the stadium for some interesting uses, such as concerts, a museum, tennis tournaments? If so, this sounds like a potentially interesting compromise.
One aspect I don’t like is the “extended stay” concept mentioned as part of the previous proposal. That is not the type of hotel which could benefit Forest Hills. A regular, short-stay hotel with a steady supply of tourists would be the only benefit to our community, I feel. We need to put Forest Hills on the map and create some more creative energy in our neighborhood. Energy that would distinguish us from suburbia, and also, the rest of NYC.
At the same time, this Marriott proposal would have to be something with class and style that is worthy of a New York City development.

My Comments About The Tennis Stadium

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment

I was recently interviewed about the Tennis Stadium vote. Here’s the link if you want to read the story:

West Side Tennis Club won’t sell

Chat at 9 Tonight

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a reminder, join us at 9 p.m. tonight for our online chat with Rego-Forest Preservation Committee Chair Michael Perlman to hear about the latest Tennis Stadium developments, and other subjects of concern to our community.

You can access the chat here:

Edge of the City Chat Room

The Hills Are Alive…

October 14, 2010 Leave a comment

… with the sounds of stores opening — — Greenline Organic on Austin opens this Saturday, October, 16th — and lively chatsĀ  — such as the one in our chat room tonight at 9 pm with Michael Perlman, local preservationist. We hope you join us!

Morning Coffee

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Just a couple of things this a.m.:

  • I have confirmed that local preservationist and activist Michael Perlman will be our special guest in a live chat tomorrow (Thursday) at 9 pm where he will be taking your questions and discussing where we go next with the Stadium, and pretty much anything else that comes up (last week’s discussion with Michael was pretty wide-ranging). So stop on by our chatroom around 9 tomorrow night if you have some time.
  • And on a totally unrelated note, did you happen to see the spectacular sunset last evening? If you didn’t, here’s what you missed:

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