Monday, November 2, 2009

Welcome To The Rego-Forest Preservation Council Blog! Join & Learn How To Preserve Our Neighborhood's Unique Past For A Future Of Character!

For Rego Park & Forest Hills historic preservation news items, appeals, events, and important links to city agencies and other preservation organizations, as well as forms to preserve and revitalize our neighborhoods (on the side of this blog), please bookmark and visit our blog: Also, become a follower of our blog with Google Friend Connect.

Our Background:

Rego-Forest Preservation Council was established in late 2006, in response to our shared Rego Park & Forest Hills 100-year Anniversary that was minimally publicized, and in response to the growing number of demolitions and insensitive alterations of historic properties that forever altered our character. We have yet to learn that there are methods of improvement and benefits to property owners, without losing the cornerstones that make our community special. This has been proved in other parts of the city and countrywide. If we act now, it is not too late to save our landmarks and celebrate our history.

Our Mission Statement:

Rego-Forest Preservation Council seeks to preserve and commemorate the architectural and cultural history of Rego Park, Forest Hills, and adjacent neighborhoods of Queens, NY. We work with citizens, affiliate organizations, and property owners on local, city, state, & federal levels. Avenues include Individual Landmarks, Historic Districts, Rezonings, State & National Register properties and districts; to ultimately provide funding assistance for restoration and adaptive reuse, safeguard community character, and convey historic pride for current and future generations.

How You Can Help:

1. We are seeking support from preservationists, historians, organizations, neighborhood residents, property owners, urban planners, architects, and general enthusiasts. Become a friend of Rego-Forest Preservation Council!

2. We are also seeking guest writers for periodic columns, residents and landlords that completed restoration work & sensitive renovations, personal profiles with noteworthy achievements, leads on history-related events, vintage neighborhood photos for our community projects, etc.

3. Become a fan of our new Facebook Page by entering "Rego-Forest Preservation Council" in the search box of or by visiting

4. Become a flickr friend, & view photos of architecturally & culturally diverse neighborhood sites:

Enjoy our photo collections that will be updated on a regular basis:

Forest Hills, Austin St & Queens Blvd vicinity:
Rego Park, Saunders St, 63 Dr, & Queens Blvd vicinity:

Sacred Sites of Forest Hills, Rego Park, & vicinity:

Last but not least, please spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues, and grasp on to the unique architectural and cultural history of Rego Park and Forest Hills for a more distinctive, promising future. If you are if interested in learning more and volunteering, please e-mail  Even a small amount of time can make a large difference!

- Michael Perlman,
Chairman of Rego-Forest Preservation Council

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