Friday, December 31, 2010
Steinway Mansion owner dies
From Queens Buzz:
Michael Halberian, owner of the Steinway Mansion in Astoria, died Monday evening around 7 pm. We have unofficial reports that he died of cardio obstruction pulmonary disorder. Michael turned 82 in November.
Michael is survived by two children, Michele Kazarian and John Halberian [wife Stephanie]; his sister, Rosemary; five grandchildren including Jackie and Katie Kazarian and Christopher, Meg and Jack Halberian; and nieces and nephews.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 7:41 AM
Labels: death, steinway mansion
Rumor has it that perhaps the amulance could not reach him in time with the blizzard blocking streets and the mayor's failure to understand, or even care, about our plight.
Wonder what the family would say when they realize the Vallone, who has his fingers itching to get involved with the mansion, was one of the major players in getting Bloomturd elected for a 3rd term.
Or that he voted yes to the budget cut for snow removal.
R.I.P. Mr. Halberian.
Can you imagine a trolley car going down Steinway Street from Northern Boulevard to the mansion?
Uhh oh, I wont belong till all his kids are fighting to cash out his estate.
The mayor murdered him IMO. All of Manhattan is nice and clear for the tourists in the +$300 a night hotels spending $$.
It's criminal how the mayor & DOT cleaned up all those streets and sidewalks for the likes of CBS, General Electric, Disney, Time Warner, Sony with taxpayer money.
May God rest Michael Halberian soul in heaven.....
I had the pleasure to meet the man in November and I found him to be a great guy. I hope they don't knock down the mansion. I hope they restore it. If Bloomberg does anything for Queens, I hope he saves his mansion. Alot of history there.
The mansion is landmarked and I have a feeling its future may even be brighter now.
Mike was a community personality that was classically Astorian.
With Gloria Demico gone, George Onorato resigning, Denis Butler gone, Julie Wager gone, Ann Buehler gone, all the past 12 months, Astoria is certainly turning a page this year.
And we also lost Michael Smith, responsible in large part for the preservation of the Lent Riker Mansion as well..
St. Saviour's 2.
Rest in Peace, Michael Halberian.
Now that he's gone, is there still hope for the Steinway Mansion?
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