Groups working to save Queens buildings from wrecking ball
It's too late for the 19th-century parsonage at St. Saviour's Episcopal Church -- it was leveled in December -- and Long Island City's Hackett Building, a Flatiron-like structure that was built in 1884, that was torn down last year to make room for condos.
Before any more of Queens' history disappears, a group of activists and preservationists is organizing to save what's left.
The Queens Civic Congress, an umbrella organization of more than 100 civic groups, will host a workshop tonight in Glendale to build interest in landmarking in a borough whose protected sites number less than 20 percent of Manhattan's.
Good luck with that.
Here's more on St. Saviour's and Hackett Building: God save Queens (or anyone really)