At long last, all four of the Ridgewood Plateau arches have been restored. Lawrence Madine of Woodside had been working on the project some time ago when a series of unfortunate events, including the theft of his ladder took place, delaying the work. But this summer, JPCA and Newtown Historical Society got the ball rolling again, and now residents of the plateau can take pride in the appearance of the arches once more. Some work still needs to be done to repair the masonry of the posts that hold the arches up and we hope to work on that in the near future.
The project was completed with funding from JPCA, Newtown Historical Society, O’Neill’s Restaurant and Maspeth Federal Savings.