Sunday, April 10, 2016
Excitement over new library, apathy over history
From DNA Info:
The reconstructed library on Broadway, which was originally scheduled to open three years ago, should be ready in the fall, Queens Library officials said Monday.
Construction on the new site is "95 percent complete," according to Dennis Verriello, the vice president of capital projects and facilities.
Verriello spoke at a public hearing on the library's budget that took place at the Main Street branch in Flushing on Monday night.
Library officials anticipate that the Elmhurst library will open by the fall, once furniture and millwork is complete.
During construction, which began in the spring of 2012, the library has been operating out of a trailer across the street from its new location.
Meanwhile, the story of what's been going on across the street at the Old St. James Episcopal Church (built circa 1735, which the city refuses to landmark) continues to be ignored by the press, along with the fact that the Library is damaging its interior by using it as a construction staging area.
But hell this is Queens, so whaddowee expec?