A neighbor of St. Saviour's, Tom, was standing on the corner of 57th Road Friday when a man that probably was the owner of TC Inc. (why a 718 phone #?) rushed out of his van yelling at him.
"What the fuck is your problem? Fuck this piece of shit church, it's history; it will be gone and you can go fuck yourself! Why didn't you buy this property if this church was so important? Fuck this piece of crap and this neighborhood!" he screamed.
He went right into Tom's face threatening to kick his ass. Tom would have none of that and said something similar back to him and the TC guy called the police and said Tom threatened him.
In the photo of the hydrant you can see the TC man giving me the finger.
One more thing...The workers ripped the cross off the roof of the church in the back and threw it down into the mud. - anonymous
Thank you Mayor Bloomberg, CAU, DOB, DEP and Councilman Dennis Gallagher for encouraging this type of behavior. If this is happening in Maspeth, it's sure to be happening throughout the city. Looks like we're just going to have to take matters into our own hands because the government isn't doing a damn thing to stop pigs like this from destroying our city. And to think they wanted the community to work out a compromise with the very people who are abusing them and making their lives a living hell. The very people who should be investigated and prosecuted.
P.S. It looks like Serf Maltese has given up the fight:
State Sen. Serphin Maltese (R-Glendale) said he had spoken with the developer, who told him that destruction of the property was imminent because the battle over the building had gone on so long.
"He's lost a tremendous amount of money on this and he felt since, this is the last minute, that there was nothing that could be done," Maltese said.
That's it? You're done? With an attitude like this, you're sure to be finished this fall, old boy.