Community leaders and residents of Maspeth have been trying for eight years to get the city to landmark the FDNY firehouse on 68th Street, which saw 19 of its members killed in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

It was the largest loss from any single firehouse in the city that day. The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission has balked since 2013, citing a lack of historic architectural value in the 1914 building; and that the 9/11 attacks still do not meet its criteria of being at least 30 years in the past.