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Two Local Properties Removed From Landmarks Consideration

Fairway Apartments 2014, 1937. Source: LPC

Fairway Apartments 2014, 1937. Source: LPC

Feb. 24, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge

After waiting for decades to be designated a City landmark, two Jackson Heights properties were booted from consideration Tuesday, as part of a sweeping review of nearly 100 properties City-wide.

The Fairway Apartments, at 76-09 34th Ave., and Spanish Towers, a group of residences on 75th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues, had both been under consideration by the LPC since the 1990s.

The Fairway Apartments were built in 1937 in neo-Tudor style, with a prominent six-story central entrance block, according to LPC research documents.

The Spanish Towers were constructed in 1927-1928 with glazed Spanish-style tile roofs, tan brick and arched entrance features.

The decision came during a hearing on 95 New York City properties that have spent decades in limbo at the agency.

The Fairway Apartments and Spanish Towers were removed alongside three other Queens properties. However, these properties would be able to reapply for designation consideration in the future.

Thirty properties were given the thumbs up from LPC, and will likely be designated landmarks by the end of the year.

These included three Queens properties: the Pepsi Cola sign on Long Island City’s waterfront; Bowne Street Community Church in Flushing; and the Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House in Bayside.

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