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  • Sunnyside Gardens | Sunnyside and Woodside to Phipps Houses: No! Towering Behemoth Will Damage our Community
    tallest adjacent buildings and bring more crowding and congestion of every kind including increased traffic and parking woes threats to safety and quiet Our neighbors have compiled an itemized page of reasons for objecting to Phipps plan You may read and print a copy of these objections by clicking here PDF Several residents groups gathered over 2000 signatures opposing Phipps proposal from neighbors across Sunnyside and Woodside Help us stop this proposal To work toward saving the scale context and quality of life in our community please e mail us at Neighborhood SunnysideGardens us Even at a distance a building twice as massive as anything around it would blight the sky as well as the surrounding neighborhood Below top our architectural conception of the view from the corner of 50th and Barnett Avenue Bottom looking down 52nd Street Attachment Posted on November 1 2015 by Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance Above the map side of our district marker indicates the boundaries of the New York City historic district Below the other side s descriptive text For a larger image see the PDF Download News Articles To Make the old Phipps Playground a Park for All March 14 2016 No comments Marjorie

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  • Sunnyside Gardens | Historic District Roll of Honor, 2015
    signs that distinguish the neighborhood Unveiling the last of those signs our Historic District markers kicked off our own 90th anniversary celebration last fall Details of that event follow You may download the Roll of Honor as a PDF 31 7 kb by clicking here Here are links to other events celebrating the 1965 Landmarks Law in Queens and throughout the City Attachment Posted on April 19 2015 by the Sunnyside Gardens Preservatin Alliance Above the map side of our district marker indicates the boundaries of the New York City historic district Below the other side s descriptive text For a larger image see the PDF Download News Articles To Make the old Phipps Playground a Park for All March 14 2016 No comments Marjorie Sewell Cautley s Honorary Street Sign Acknowledges Her Garden City Landscape Designs November 21 2015 No comments Sunnyside and Woodside to Phipps Houses No Towering Behemoth Will Damage our Community November 1 2015 No comments Historic District Roll of Honor 2015 April 19 2015 No comments Our 90th Anniversary is Sunnyside Gardens Day October 25 2014 No comments 2 National Register Plaques for 2 Historic Sisters October 27 2013 No comments Contact Info SunnysideGardens us

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  • Sunnyside Gardens | Our 90th Anniversary is "Sunnyside Gardens Day"
    first group of houses they developed in Sunnyside Gardens Advocates for affordable housing and New York City officials joined in to applaud the start of a new kind of neighborhood The very first Sunnyside Gardens owners had begun to move in at the beginning of September 1924 The New York Times reported that the first house sold was 41 49 47th Carolin Street the choice of an attorney from Park Slope Brooklyn An indication of quality was that at least two buyers were associated with the builders of City Housing one on its Advisory Board the other a supervisor of the construction work Other first residents included a merchant from 43rd Street in Long Island City a mechanic from the Bronx a designer for a widely known Manhattan firm and a woman whose relatives would live upstairs in her two family house She was leaving Third Avenue near 50th Street delighted to find a home so cheap in a country setting and at the same time so near the city House prices ranged from 8500 to 13 500 This first section of Sunnyside Gardens to open was the block and a half between Skillman and 43rd Foster Avenues which came to be known as Colonial Court It consisted of 8 one family houses 40 two family houses 6 co op apartment buildings and a large central park in the middle of the block between 47th and 48th Streets Less than 30 of the land was built upon with all wiring laid underground and garage parking removed beyond one end of the block Even as the first group of housing was opened for sale planning was well underway for the next year s group Above Henry Wright s planned 28 footprint for the First Unit in Sunnyside Gardens Colonial Court the

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  • Sunnyside Gardens | 2 National Register Plaques for 2 Historic Sisters
    American Dance Therapy Association s lifetime achievement award at the age of 93 she lived in Washington Court over half a century to within months of her 100th birthday Lilia Skala her elder sister was the first woman licensed as an architect in Austria but her passion was to act Emigrating to America she left behind plays films and her native language During her years on 49th Street in Harrison Place she reëstablished herself as a character actor in dramatic and occasional comic roles making her Broadway Hollywood radio and television debuts In a tireless career spanning a full 6 decades she performed in more than 150 works in TV movies radio and the theater In association with the plaques Libby Skala acclaimed actor and playwright performed her play Lilia about her grandmother and A Time to Dance about her great aunt Elizabeth Polk To learn more see photos and videos and download the programs click on the title of each play Sisters Elizabeth Polk and Lilia Skala left and right at a family gathering in the Skala rear garden in Harrison Place about 1945 Courtesy of Martin Skala Elizabeth Polk in her Washington Court home spring 2001 Courtesy of Grace Polk One of Lilia Skala s most admired performances is the Mother Superior in Lilies of the Field with Sidney Poitier 1963 directed by Ralph Nelson From Lilia Skala s personal collection courtesy of Libby Skala Attachment Posted on October 27 2013 by the Sunnyside Gardens Preservatin Alliance Above the map side of our district marker indicates the boundaries of the New York City historic district Below the other side s descriptive text For a larger image see the PDF Download News Articles To Make the old Phipps Playground a Park for All March 14 2016 No comments Marjorie

    Original URL path: http://sunnysidegardens.us/2-national-register-plaques-for-2-historic-sisters (2016-04-29)
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