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January 09, 2008


Thanks again for writing.

It's easy to believe that you used to sleigh-ride down that hill. My sons did, too, and my tenants' son and daughter do today, every time there's enough snow to make it worth doing.

Fortunately, through the efforts of our neighborhood civic association, that hillside is now a protected space, a part of the St. George/New Brighton Historic District, administered by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. It can't be built on or substantially altered without public review and Commission approval.

Forgot to mention that (If you can believe it) I used to sleigh ride down that hill next to St Peters Church!

Thanks again

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