Sunday, July 20, 2008

Landmarks turned eyesores

This past Friday, AM-NY's cover story was about 10 historic New York buildings that are now eyesores. Only one in Queens is mentioned, although we know there are plenty more candidates. St. Monica's and the Richmond Hill Republican Club come to mind immediately.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The landmarks law is an eyesore that should be cleared off the books.

Anonymous said...

St. Monica's is not an eyesore anymore. With support from Greater Jamaica Development Corp., York College has kept the facade of the old church and turned it into a day care center for students who have children:
http://www.gjdc.org/downtown/histpl.html
I think it just officially opened.

Queens Crapper said...

I would say the facade of a beautiful old church building pasted onto the front of a crappy new out-of-character building still qualifies it as an eyesore.

Anonymous said...

I would say the facade of a beautiful old church building pasted onto the front of a crappy new out-of-character building still qualifies it as an eyesore.

...like the First Presbyterian Church of Astoria....

Anonymous said...

Better to half a half-saved church than one completely demolished.

Anonymous said...

Better to half a half-saved church than one completely demolished.

Anonymous said...

makes as much sense as saying

"Better to be half free than enslaved."

Brother, you are either all free or a slave.

Anonymous said...

The Full Gospel Half Saved Church.

Only in America, folks, only in America....

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a place for Rev Billy...

Julie said...

It's only one wall that was saved! What about the beautiful stained glass windows? Destroyed!