Monday, February 25, 2008

Bad Tidings

Here's the before shot. Now brace yourselves...
Read about the desecration of a sacred place in Manhattan.

Hotels for tourists are now officially more important than the architecture or history of non-hotel buildings, as per the LPC. (But not if you're the Hotel Pennsylvania.)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just walked past its remains
on the way to B&H photo the other day.

Thank you LPC....you Lazy Partners in Crime!

H-m-m-m....didn't fit you're "criteria" I suppose?

John Prester said...

This is what we do to our churches in today's New York.

No, this is what we do to our churches in today's New York, when people stop believing in God and don't bother to go to church. Sure, the "architecture lover" in me agrees that it's a crime, but what do you expect when no one shows up to mass and puts a few bucks in the collection basket?

Churches don't exist only for your visual benefits!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, John Prester. No one wants churches torn down, no one wants churches to develop their property for other uses such as housing, but heaven forbid people GO to church and put in the kind of money that people did a generation ago.

On the other hand, we are spending a greater portion of our incomes on housing (whether you own OR rent) so with less left over, giving at church is reduced.

Anonymous said...

If the Catholic church, for example,
didn't cover up priests buggering boys.
they wouldn't have to be selling off
their houses of worship
to pay for expensive legal services
and costly settlements!

John Prester said...

If the Catholic church, for example, didn't cover up priests buggering boys. they wouldn't have to be selling off their houses of worship to pay for expensive legal services and costly settlements!

You made the same mistake I did. In this instance, this church is NOT a Roman Catholic church:

Glad Tidings Tabernacle (GTT) is an Assemblies of God church pastored by Revs. Carl & Donna Keyes. GTT is a culturally diverse church with an emphasis on practical teaching, supportive fellowship, and furthering God's kingdom.

But your point is acknowledged.

Anonymous said...

Hey, John (actually mostly ministers who want to maintain their benefits mostly talk like this) if the churches preached something that people wanted or needed then the pews would not be empty. Embraceing illegal immigrants to fill the ranks and pumping for massive 'affordable' housing projects that change a community's character doesn't help matters either with the public.

The point is religion is thriving in this country. What is needed is for the high growth groups to infiltrate the drying churches to ease away the property.

Understand its already happening with conservative Presbyterian groups doing this to the mainline Presbyterian church (which wants to dispose of 90% of their churches to maintain salaries in the do nothing NY Presbytery)

Good for them!

Anonymous said...

So what the hell does the Sacred Sites program at MAS do anyway?

Anonymous said...

I 'm fully aware that THIS IS NOT a Catholic church.
I was just using it as one example.

Other denominations
also have their dirty secrets and expenses.

A house of worship should always be passed onto another congregation in the event
that there are diminishing levels of attendance
and that the original group has to fold.

Tearing down such a structure represents
nothing less than A BREAK OF FAITH,
a betrayal of any and all existing holy covenants
in the world.

It is a desecration of spirituality!

I'm sure that the owner made a fortune
selling off the contents to some antique dealer.

Anonymous said...

The Sacred Sites program
is connected to the Landmarks Conservancy
(not to be confused with the LPC)
and not the MAS.

Anonymous said...

The Sacred Sites program
is connected to the Landmarks Conservancy
(not to be confused with the LPC)
and not the MAS.

-------------
Thanks.

So what the hell does the Sacred Sites program and the Conservency do anyway?

Anonymous said...

World Of Warcraft gold for cheap
wow power leveling,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow power leveling,
wow power leveling,
world of warcraft power leveling,
world of warcraft power leveling
wow power leveling,
cheap wow gold,
cheap wow gold,buy wow gold,
wow gold,
Cheap WoW Gold,
wow gold,
Cheap WoW Gold,
world of warcraft gold,
wow gold,
world of warcraft gold,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow gold,
wow gold
buy cheap World Of Warcraft gold y3o6c7ig

Keren said...

Wow... it's sad to me that people care more about this building going down then the people who worshiped there.

Not to worry... we are rebuilding in TriBeCa!! And you can join us for services at the Comix comedy club on Sundays at 10 and 12.

As for this poor building, there was NO MORE MORTAR between to bricks. Essentially, it was falling down on our heads. There was black mold in the basements, no way to get rid of all the mice, and terrible plumbing.

Did I forget to mention that many Sunday mornings, parts of the roof fell next to the pastors as they spoke?

We tried for years to repair things, but the damage was too intensive... it was like putting a band-aid on a gun-shot wound. We had no choice but to sell and, sadly but with hope, move on. Also, we are a COMMUNITY church, and the community was leaving that area. It wasn't about money, new hotels, or business... it was about the safety of the congregation and about going where we were needed more.

Just thought you should have some facts about what really happened to Glad Tidings... We still here!!