Attend the City Council Landmarks Oversight Hearing on April 4 from 1 – 5 PM
QUEENS, NY — On Tuesday, April 4th from 1 PM – 5 PM, the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks has scheduled an oversight hearing at Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Boulevard, Room 213, Kew Gardens, NY) to discuss the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s designation activities in Queens. Public testimony will be taken and the LPC is scheduled to be present. The Landmarks Preservation Commission also intends to discuss what it means by “its criteria” in identifying & designating landmarks in Queens.
The Trylon Theater (one of many issues) will be addressed as a case in point, documenting the LPC’s failure to hold a hearing at the very least, which violates the architectural and historical provisions of the landmarks law established in 1965. This ties in directly with other landmark-worthy theaters, & other potential individual landmarks and historic districts in Queens that are consistently being ignored by the LPC. A general consensus among the community and preservationists is that we should have a greater say. Queens must stop getting the backdoor!!!
A substantial number of borough-wide structures will be put into perspective, and now’s our chance for the Landmarks Preservation Commission (and the City Council) to hear our voice. We urge you to come forward & testify about anything landmark-worthy in Queens. Please spread the word, since numbers are extremely urgent!
The Committee To Save The Trylon is one of “numerous” advocacy groups/individuals providing testimony. If you have any questions, please contact us at .
We need every theater enthusiast/preservationist who supports landmarks in queens to please attend the following hearing & testify if you can.