Friday, February 09, 2007

Jackson Hts. repair goofs

By Adam Pincus for Times Ledger 02/08/2007

The city rejected an application last month to approve work done last summer without proper permits on an apartment building in the Jackson Heights landmark historic district, a city official said, in a test of city enforcement that could arise in Sunnyside Gardens if a proposed historic district there is approved.

The city Landmarks Commission during a hearing Jan. 9 turned down a plan from the owners of the Cedar Court at 83-09 35th Ave. in Jackson Heights that proposed to legalize the changes it made during their repair of the 63-unit building, Landmarks spokeswoman Elisabeth de Bourbon said...

...A landmark supporter in Jackson Heights acknowledged that there were problems in the enforcement of the Jackson Heights Historic District, which was designated in 1993, but said overall the neighborhood was better for it...
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