New York State Waterfront Historic Resources Survey

AKRF completed the first of two large-scale historic resources survey projects on behalf of the New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation. The multi-year survey was part of a federally funded post-Superstorm Sandy resiliency initiative to document historic resources in flood-prone New York neighborhoods and municipalities. We newly identified hundreds of individual historic resources and several waterfront historic districts in the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island through the reconnaissance and intensive-level survey of more than 2,000 properties and field documentation on mobile tablets. AKRF is preparing historic contexts for each neighborhood in the study area and identifying, researching, and documenting a wide variety of individual resources and historic districts.

(Top image: Sailors’ Snug Harbor, Staten Island)

World's Fair Site, Flushing Meadows, Queens

Jamaica Bay, Queens, ca. 1910 (from Library of Congress) and current

South Street Seaport, Manhattan

Hunters Point, Queens

Jacob Riis Park, Queens

Newsworthy

We completed the first of two large-scale historic resources survey projects in 2019.

What We Did
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