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Harlem residents want to recognize Brooke Astor

August 16, 2007 12:00AM

Residents along Harlem’s Astor Row want to recognize philanthropist Brooke Astor, who died Monday at age 105, for helping restore the historic blocks on West 130th Street. Starting in 1992, Astor gave $1.2 million to the New York Landmarks Conservancy to fix up the street’s 19th century wooden porches. Residents want to name the street or one of its large oak trees after her. In the early 1880s, William Astor built 28 semi-detached brick rowhouses from 8 to 62 West 130th Street, between Lenox and Fifth avenues. more [AMNY]

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