Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sunday rally at Brinckerhoff Cemetery

In collaboration with and in support of our elected officials, historic preservation organizations, agencies and individuals, we are holding a Rally & Press Conference on Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM pm in front of the Brinckerhoff Cemetery located at 182nd Street approx 200 feet north of 73rd Avenue in Fresh Meadows.

The purpose is to bring more awareness and rally support of our efforts for landmarking the Brinckerhoff Cemetery ahead of the Landmarks Preservation Commission scheduled public hearing set for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

The Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association (FMHCA) is at the forefront of this struggle to landmark the Brinckerhoff Cemetery and we are very appreciative of your continuing support of FMHCA’s efforts to preserve a vital and significant piece of our city’s history.

This is an urgent appeal for your participation and support. We urge all our community leaders, government and elected officials, agencies, institutions, civic associations and descendants of those who were buried at the Brinckerhoff Cemetery to support our efforts and preserve a vital part of our city’s history.

We thank you for your support and look forward to your attendance and participation at this very important rally and press conference.

With appreciation and best regards,
James Gallagher, Jr.
Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association

Photo from the Queens Chronicle


Anonymous said...

Let's see if anyone from Greater Astoria Historical Society shows up to this. There's an historian on their board who is related to one of the first settlers of Queens, yet whenever there is a preservation event, he is conspicuously absent. He loves to post anonymous derogatory comments on this board about other preservationists, however.

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Anonymous said...

It'll be a no-show.

Fresh Meadows is too far for an Ass-torian to travel to.

New York Historian said...

Lets put positive thoughts on this Rally.

New York Historian said...

I would love to attend but I will be on a cruise, maybe the next event.

Anonymous said...

I hope these people understand to get media attention they will need to be creative and animated.
Some comics of the mayor, bulldozers and pitchforks would be a good start.
News people love that stuff -anything that keeps people tuned in.

Anonymous said...

if there are cameras there you know which local politician will absolutely show up ?John Liu and ?

New York Historian said...

We hear ya. We know where you are coming from. Don't you have anything positive to write?

Anonymous said...

It's in Rory's district.

Anonymous said...

I think the general consensus dealing with the present preservation leadership in Queens is a waste of time.

Take a look at the selection they did for the Partners in Preservation.

All but one in the bottom third in voting - and this from the largest boro in the city.

Everyone knows about the treatment in cemeteries in this boro and they should have seen this coming a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

It's ashame that the cemetery is being taken care of. What happened to the property owner of this parcel of land? Doesn't the owner care about all those who are buried there?

Queens Crapper said...

Actually it's in David Weprin's district, prior rep was Mark Weprin. Is anyone surprised?