The LPC earlier this year announced that it would take a second look at designation of the Maspeth firehouse as an official NYC landmark. This led to hope that the building which houses HazMat1/Squad 288, which saw the greatest loss of life on 9/11, would finally be officially recognized by the City as historic. However, the LPC rejected the request using the same bogus reason it gave the first time: That 9/11 wasn’t 30 years ago. However, the Landmarks Law requires that the structure itself date back more than 30 years, not an event associated with it. The Maspeth firehouse was built in 1913. So far the electeds haven’t pushed back publicly on this, but this arbitrary and capricious decision cannot go unanswered.
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SERVING MIDDLE VILLAGE AND MASPETH SINCE 1938.