Thursday, November 20, 2008

Center needs funds to restore Fort Totten home

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


georgetheatheist said...

The "Center" for the Women of New York. "Center"? Fort Totten? A long subway ride plus a long bus schlepp? Jawin has a bug up her ass for this far-away Bayside locale since she lives nearby. How convenient.

Anonymous said...

That phony old battle ax has been pushing her Ft. Totten boondoggle for too many years now.

The city has much higher priorities now.

Supporting another redundant "women's center" during this financial crisis is ridiculous.

Jawin once even tried running
(thank G-d unsuccessfully)
for a city council seat.

Why won't Ann settle for more modest digs?

georgetheatheist said...

She's a card-carrying, necklace-wearing "feminist". Why, she even comes from the era of Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug.

Has someone given her her Aricept today?