• Magnet School for HuntingtonMagnet School for Huntington07/2/2013There’s a new lesson plan for the Jack Abrams Intermediate School here in Huntington Station, which could become Long Island’s first magnet school devoted to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education...
  • Huntington Station RisingHuntington Station Rising07/09/2013Busy Huntington Station, where a vital hamlet was destroyed years ago to build parking lots, may rise again on these very same parking lots. Recently, Huntington’s town board unanimously chose Renaissance Downtowns as master developer of a plan to rebuild the community...
  • Huntington Station SecurityHuntington Station Security07/12/2013Last December, a federal judge sentenced Latin Kings gang leader Angel Cordero to sixteen years for terrorizing Huntington Station. Here’s how U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch put it: “In his bid to own the streets of Huntington Station, Cordero turned those streets into a shooting gallery..."
About Us
About Us
Current
Current Editorial
Recent Editorials
Your Turn #250
Solar in the Dark
Suffolk Ballot Measures
Mad as Hell
Nassau’s Missing Link
Your Turn #249
Piping Plovers
Head Injuries
Homeless Vets
IDA Conflicts
Heroin Diaries
School Camera Lessons
Bilingual Expansion
School for Pedro and José
Hempstead Special Election
Malarkey Watch
Speed Camera Fiasco
EPCAL Epic
Your Turn #248
Patchogue’s Progress
Back to School, Slowly
A Guy With A Gun
Farms for Farming
Hempstead Looks for Leadership
What’s in a Name?
Archives
Tell us what you
think about this
Cablevision Editorial!
Online Response Form
Video/Audio Response
Call or Write
CLOSE




Fate of a Landmark
4/15/2011
May we post your response?
Responses become the property of Cablevision. In addition to being posted on our website, comments may be edited and reused for television broadcast, including name and location of respondent.
CLOSE
To post a video or audio response, please visit our YouTube Channel
CLOSE
Cablevision Editorials
1111 Stewart Avenue
Bethpage, NY 11714
Phone:
(516) 803-2380
Fax:
(516) 803-2382
Editorial 4/15/2011
Responses
Links & Info
Fate of a Landmark
presented by Peter Kohler

It’s hard to believe.

Garden City voters are being asked again to decide the fate of St. Paul’s School. This time they’ll decide whether to borrow millions of dollars to demolish this nationally recognized historic landmark.

On April 27, the village will ask voters whether they favor borrowing $3.75 million to fund demolition of the architectural landmark that the village has often tried but failed to preserve for new uses.

This landmark structure is part of a religious complex envisioned by founder A.T. Stewart in the 1890s. It lies at the center of one of the most beautiful planned communities in the nation.

Before voting, Garden City citizens should visit St. Paul’s, though they won’t be able to see its magnificent interiors, as we did some years ago–especially its celebrated chapel. But they can make a virtual visit, thanks to websites maintained by the Garden City Historical Society and the Committee to Save St. Paul’s.

They need to see what a gem the village owns before casting their votes.

We hope Garden City voters turn out in large numbers to send a message that they want their village to persevere in preserving St. Paul’s, not destroy it.

Tricia
Garden City, NY
I’ve been in the building many times and I’m personally aware of its beauty and significance. We must save this building.
Keep track of the St. Paul’s Preservation Effort
A video presentation by The Garden City Historical Society
The mission of the Committee to Save St. Paul’s is to find a reasonable and affordable plan to save the historic St. Paul’s building and to keep it under public control for public use
Presented by The Committee to Save St. Paul’s
Dec. 29, 2009
Call it a tragedy of errors: Brookhaven’s historic Mott House collapsing, undermined by town contractors hired to clean it up. Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko vowed to rebuild, using salvaged material. “Out of these remnants of the Mott House we intend to build something special,” he said. Lesko also pledged an investigation, and a review of the town’s 147 historic structures, all good steps. Brookhaven’s hard lesson should apply to all endangered Long Island landmarks: Re-use them, or lose them. And protect them…