Residents protest LI Bourne Estate rezoning

By Zachary Kussin | April 04, 2012 03:00PM

From the April issue: Area residents last month spoke out against a proposal to build hundreds of housing units on the historic Bourne Estate in Oakdale, Newsday reported. The 170-acre estate — the former home of Frederick Bourne, onetime president of the Singer sewing machine company — serves as a satellite campus of St. John’s University. The school last summer proposed a $40 million plan to renovate the estate’s original structures, including Bourne’s 115-year-old mansion, preserving them as landmarks. [more]