It’s not true that no one cares about Civic Virtue. Community Board 9 Queens is supporting the renovation of Civic Virtue. We sent letters to NYC Parks Commissioner Benepe on May 26, 2006 and held a meeting with representatives of local elected officials and the Borough President’s Office to request funding to at least repair it. Included in that meeting was Jonathan Kuhn, Parks Department, Arts and Antiquities with the exception of Mr. Kuhn we had very little support. At the Borough President's Hearings on the Capital and Expense Priorities for Queens, I spoke for Community Board 9, as District Manager and requested the Borough President’s support for the Board on this project. My plea fell on deaf ears.
We would welcome support for this project. If you are an art lover or a member of an organization and wish to see it restored kindly email us or better yet if you know anyone who would be interested in discussing its restoration with the Board, call me, Mary Ann Carey, District Manager at 718-286-2686