Maspeth

Forgotten New York Tours Maspeth!

On Sunday, July 31st, NHS Vice President Kevin Walsh will lead a walking tour of Maspeth.  Tour is starting early to beat the heat!  Meet Kevin at LIRR concourse at Woodside Station at 10:30am OR at Hamilton Place and Jay Avenue at 11am if you live in the area.  Tour route is here.  Cost is $20 […]

St. Savior’s Still Zoned Manufacturing – Not My Fault Says Owner

As reported by our friends over at Queens Crap: http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/12/developer-lies-about-st-saviours.html From the Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/2007/12/05/2007-12-05_decision_to_scrap_housing_plan_may_end_i.html) The owner of a historic church site in Maspeth has abruptly scrapped a controversial plan to build housing there – a surprise move that ironically increases the likelihood the church will be demolished. Maspeth Development LLC’s proposal to construct 27 […]

What Doest City Planning Propose?

From our friends over at Queens Crap; plans for the new improved St. Saviour’s property. Spot zone much? BREAKING NEWS: As of 4pm, the Developer has withdrawn the re-zoning application! People are still trying to figure out what this means for the preservation of the church and property – but odds are, it’s better than […]

Gallagher Lobbying to Develop St. Saviour’s Site

From the Daily News Dennis Gallagher has let down community, activists claim BY JOHN LAUINGER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERTuesday, November 13th 2007, 4:00 AM Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been keeping a low public profile since his indictment on rape charges this summer – even as torrential rains swamped his district in August. Oddly enough, some […]

St. Saviour’s: Trees Gone but Activists Still Have Hope

From the Queens Times Ledger 08/02/2007Rest of St. Saviour’s trees axed By Nathan Duke Maspeth community activists were dealt a blow last week after workers cut down the remainder of the 185 trees that are believed to have stood on the site of historic St. Saviour’s Church for more than 100 years.Back in mid-July the […]

Resident Rally Around St. Saviour’s

From the Queens Tribune St. Saviour Update: Residents Decry Site’s DestructionBy MICHAEL CUSENZA Sometimes, all it takes is the innocent actions of a child to understand what really is at stake in local preservation wars. During Saturday’s emergency press conference/rally at St. Saviour’s Church in Maspeth, held in response to last week’s tree-cutting, a little […]

Report from Saint Savior’s – complete with confronting tree-killers and heart-rending pictures of a denuded landscape

Over 40 people showed up to an emergency press conference held at Saint Saviour’s Church in Maspeth to protest the destruction of dozens of mature and stately trees. Queens Crap has it all in living color – http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/07/residents-protest-rape-of-st-saviours.html, including a video of one of the tree-killers being confronted by protestors, followed by the police coming […]

Arborcide at St. Saviour’s

Large, mature trees more than a hundred years old are being cut down at Saint Saviour’s.See http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2007/07/parkside-pinky-urge-violation-of.html for horrifying photos of this massacre.The whole situation has gone over-the-top. The local Council member, Dennis Gallagher, who is currently being investigated by the police on charges of sexual assault, allegedly gave the developer permission to cut down […]

Following up on Sunday’s Rally for St. Saviour’s

Endangered church looks for new lifeBy Kate PastorSpecial to amNewYork July 3, 2007The endangered St. Saviour’s Church in Queens is not only a bridge to the mid-19th century, but the land around it also could catapult Maspeth toward New York’s greener future, advocates of saving the building and its grounds say. Some community members want […]

Juniper Civic and Councilman Tony Avella to hold 2 rallies this weekend to save Queens from over-development

The Juniper Park Civic Association and Councilman Tony Avella will hold two rallies this weekend aimed at curbing overdevelopment and preserving history in Maspeth & Middle Village, Queens. On Saturday, June 30th at 12 noon on the steps of city hall, Councilman Avella and JPCA will rally against notorious developer, Tommy Huang, who has been […]

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