Monday, July 21, 2014
Things not looking good for Mount Manresa
Despite protests and pleas to save it, demolition will soon begin at an historic Jesuit retreat center on Staten Island.
The Committee to Save Mount Manresa says homeowners in the area have received letters stating that work is set to begin, tearing down buildings on the 15-acre site.
The letter says Expedite Demo Inc. has been issued permits, and the demolition should take about two or four weeks.
The property houses an old water tower, a gate from the 1860s and a 1920s-era chapel and grotto.
A restraining order against the developers was rescinded back in April.
Don't worry, I'm sure those Staten Island pols, who are just about as useful as Queens pols, will step in any day now...