TWA Hotel recognized as historic NY site

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TWA Hotel is opening a new ice skating rink on Nov. 30. (Courtesy TWA Hotel/David Mitchell)

Ten projects around New York state have received 2019 state historic preservation awards, including the TWA Hotel at JFK in addition to a dozen other locations that have been nominated for listing on the state and national historic registers.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the awards Wednesday. Sites represent New York history from Dutch colonial settlement to the Civil Rights movement era.

State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid says historic preservation is an important tool to spur community renewal, economic development and job growth.

Other recipients of this year’s preservation awards besides the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport are the Innisfree public garden in rural Dutchess County and the Colored Musicians Club in Buffalo.

Nominees to the state and national registers include the Broadway Historic District in Monticello, the Forsyth-Warren Farm in Niagara County and the None Such Mincemeat Factory in Syracuse.