Saturday, July 5, 2008

Onderdonk House burglarized by kids

Are you aware that the Onderdonk House was recently vandalized by adolescents who broke into the property and structure?

There's a police report on file and available for your perusal.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a profound patron of the arts and humanities. I'm sure he would be upset if the Onderdonk House, a valuable historical resource for New York City students and historians, would have to curtail its educational activities because of lack of security.


Onderdonk House burglarized by kids

I'm sure that great Queens preservationist, Michael Bloomberg, has lost a lot of sleep since this incident...

3 comments:

Taxpayer said...

"I'm sure that great Queens preservationist, Michael Bloomberg, has lost a lot of sleep since this incident... "

Now I completely understand why Commissar Death and Taxes refused to intervene to save the property of Saint Saviour's for use as a park.

He was preventing future vandalizing and theft.

Wow, oh, wow! This turtle-faced freak bravely took the criticism while he protected the taxpayers in Maspeth from harm. Now, is that Midget Power at its best?

Ellen Brody-Kirmss said...

The Onderdonk House and grounds were actually broken into 2-3 times last week, but nothing was stolen or destroyed. Neighborhood children had the idea that the house is haunted, and were daring each other and competing to enter it at opportune times when no one from the GRHS was there.

The children were slipping through a small space where one fence post had been compromised. It is not clear whether this had been intentionally broken or decayed from wear and age. It has been repaired, and a number of other steps were taken to secure the house.

Four of the children were caught on the grounds by our caretaker and the police were called and responded. We felt it was important that the message be sent around the neighborhood that the house is a significant landmark, a cultural and historical center, and a museum that warrants care and respect.

Christina Wilkinson said...

Thanks, I updated the JPCA website with your comment.