Friday, March 28, 2008
St. Saviour's press conference Monday
St. Saviour's to be moved; press conference Monday
by Christina Wilkinson, Juniper Park Civic Association
There will be a press conference Monday, March 31st at 1pm to announce the tentative agreement between Maspeth Development, LLC and JPCA to move St. Saviour's to All Faiths Cemetery. It will take place at the St. Saviour's site, located at 57-40 58th Street in Maspeth. We expect to be able to provide access to the building for photography, etc.
Expected to attend are Councilman Tony Avella, representatives of Maspeth Development, LLC, the Historic Districts Council, Queens Civic Congress, Sano Demolition, McLoughlin Brothers and All Faiths Cemetery.
Any questions, please call Robert Holden, President of JPCA at 718-651-5865.
We do anticipate needing additional donations to make this a reality. Please send donations to:
Newtown Historical Society
c/o Juniper Park Civic Association
P.O. Box 790275
Middle Village, NY 11379
(Indicate "St. Saviour's" on memo line)
The Newtown Historical Society is a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization and your donation is tax deductible. You may also donate online here.
Please also e-mail Christine Quinn, Speaker of the New York City Council, and ask her to expedite the release of $1 million in funds earmarked for the preservation of St. Saviour's in the 2008 budget.
More coverage at Urbanite, Historic Districts Council and Forgotten-NY.com.
(Also see page 5 of today's print edition of AM-NY.)