Archive for March 7th, 2006

7th March

First Published in The New York Sun, March 7, 2006

By Andrew Wolf

As the implications of the creation of a “historic district” in the Fieldston area in Riverdale become clearer, a growing number of residents are joining a last-ditch effort to thwart the plan — and they are putting their own money on the line.

Approval by the City Council is all that stands in the way of 257 properties in the elite private community from being designated as historic landmarks. If this happens, homeowners would have to win approval from the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to make any exterior changes to their homes. Because the process is well under way, homeowners already must get such approval. (more…)