Now here's an interesting article:
On Churches, Some See Increased Preservation Effort
Except in Queens, where they can't be torn down fast enough to make way for housing, be it luxury condos or senior apartments. This happens right after the LPC looks at the request to evaluate it for designation, sees a Queens address, has a good laugh, and chucks it in their circular file.
Photo of Astoria Presbyterian Church from Greater Astoria Historical Society