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PRESERVATION
ASTORIA BEAUTIFICATION SOCIETY /
COMMITTEE TO SAVE OLD ASTORIA

"Modest though it may be-a row house, midway down a narrow street in Astoria-I love my little home, the place where I have spent the past thirty-odd years of my life."

-Ann Senederocannelis

MEETINGS/GROUP CLEAN UP

During monthly or bi-monthly meetings the Astoria Beautification Society will discuss specific neglected areas and any course of action for their beautification. After cohesive planning, the society will then congregate at the targeted area (usually on a Saturday morning) and begin the beautification process, via graffiti removal, tree planting etc.

ADOPT-A-BLOCK

A thorough survey of areas that warrant beautification will set the basis for our ADOPT-A BLOCK program, which will enable our volunteers to select a block to beautify on their own time. In addition several group-based projects will give our volunteers the chance to strive collectively to abolish vandalism in Astoria. Despite our acknowledgement of graffiti as an artform in its approproate setting, we advocate the removal of graffiti from privately owned buildings as a means of combating graffiti copycat crimes.

ARTISTIC COLLABORATION

We aspire to take advantage of local talent in executing murals and paintings in neglected public spaces.

PRESERVATION

Although commonly underrated, there are areas of significant historical importance in Astoria including the old Village of Astoria, the Matthew Model Flats, Norwood Gardens, the Steinway Company Town and the various pre-war row houses that dot the neighborhood. We hope that via historical lectures (which will take place during our meetings) we will be able to heighten residents' awareness of the neighborhoods architectural integrity.


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Neighborhoods:

Old Astoria

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Old Astoria


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