Landmark conundrum for Parkway Village

October 24, 2008 08:55AM

The co-op board of Parkway Village, a 34-acre residential community in Kew Gardens Hills, is torn over whether or not it wants landmark status. The complex, built in the 1940s to house United Nations officials, bid for landmarking status in 1997 and 2000 and was rejected by the Landmarks Preservation Commission both times. An ongoing debate now centers on preservationist members of the community’s historical society and anti-landmarking residents who back a plan to sell Parkway to a major developer. With landmark status the complex would be more difficult to renovate and would lose appeal to buyers.

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