This was sent to us by a member of the Municipal Art Society. Apparently, the group is rallying its members to fight a war against ugly news racks. While these things certainly are an eyesore, many Queens preservationists may become OUTRAGED that one of the leading preservation groups in the city seems more worried about this problem than the neglect, desecration and destruction of numerous Queens historic properties such at the New York State Pavilion, Hackett Building, Trylon Theater and St. Saviour's Church. We couldn't find any section of their website dedicated to these atrocities.
Perhaps MAS could sponsor an essay contest about how Manhattan-centric retiree and housewife preservationists couldn't find Queens on a map.
Photo from Municipal Art Society