She may be small in stature, but Ann Jawin is a big fighter when it comes to women's rights.
Jawin has been fighting for the Center for the Women of New York for 21 years, but it seems she's run into a brick wall this time. The volunteer group wants to move into a spacious building in Fort Totten in Bayside, Queens to use as a new conference and learning center.
The old building needs to be rehabilitated, and the good news is the money is available. The bad news is the city will not release it. The center will only be reimbursed after it pays construction costs.
"I don't happen to have a million dollars on hand and it's just like a catch-22. How do I get started?" said Jawin.
Queens Women's Center Fights For New Home