Tuesday, July 3, 2007
AM NY covers plight of St. Saviour's
Online version here: Endangered church looks for new life
Photos here: Photos of St. Saviour's
"Probably 100 percent of people in the best of all worlds would want a park," said Councilman Dennis Gallagher (R-Queens) but "there's no money in the 2030 plan to purchase that property."
The association and other groups have blamed Gallagher for supporting rezoning that would allow housing, and for what they say is his close relationship with the developer's lobbying firm.
Gallagher said he would only support a zoning change that preserves the church, but maintained that a "nice development, reasonable in scope, would be advantageous." He denied any conflict of interest and said he is talking to the developer to reach a compromise.
Advantageous? To whom? You?