God save Queens (or anyone really)
A bunch of civic groups in Queens (which Lord knows, seems to have more civic groups than any other place on earth) is now gearing up to save their borough before its carted off in favor of new condos.
and folks are trying to organize to the same kind of Landmarks Preservation love that Manhattan gets.
To wit, the island has 52 historic districts, compared to 7 in Queens, and 11,350 landmarked buildings, compared to 2,328 across the river.
"There are absolutely wonderful things in Queens that need to be designated," Kevin Wolfe, the vice-president of the Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society told Urbanite. "We live in a Manhattan-centric universe but we've been working for many years to change that. There is plenty of great stuff here."