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Queens Neighborhood Considered for Landmark Status

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

New York City is commemorating Black History Month while considering landmarks status for a Queens neighborhood and four buildings on Staten Island.

A home ownership color barrier was broken in the Addisleigh Park Historic District in St. Albans, Queens. In the mid-20th century, it was home to music greats Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Fats Waller and Lena Horne, and athletes Jackie Robinson, Joe Louis and Roy Campanella.

Sandy Ground, on Staten Island, is one of the oldest surviving communities in the city established by freed slaves. It became a refuge for oystermen who came north from Maryland in the mid-19th century.

Three cottages and a church in Sandy Ground are under consideration for historical status.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission votes are scheduled for Tuesday.

With the Associated Press.

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