Friday, December 7, 2012

RALLY To Spare Civic Virtue In Queens, Dec 8 at 11:30 AM


PLEASE ATTEND: SAT, DEC 8th at 11:30 AM, RALLY TO SPARE CIVIC VIRTUE STATUE IN QUEENS!

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF COUNCIL MEMBER PETER F. VALLONE JR.

For Immediate Release, December 7, 2012
Contact: Nicole Gelber
718-274-4500
914-469-2567

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

VALLONE: “DON’T TAKE OUR VIRTUE!”

Council Member joins Community Board 9 to protest relocation of historic “Civic Virtue” sculpture


Tomorrow, Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. will join Community Board 9 Chair Andrea Crawford, District Manager Mary Ann Carey and residents of Queens at a rally protesting the City Design Commission’s recent ruling to permanently relocate the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn from Queens Borough Hall. The cemetery has stated that the statue may be moved in the next week!

The Design Commission ruled on November 13th to move the statue without input from the public, despite most Queens residents wanting the sculpture to remain in the borough. Community Board 9, which has always supported keeping Civic Virtue in Queens, is also greatly disappointed by the decision and the lack of consultation with residents and community leaders.

WHAT:
Triumph of Civic Virtue Rally
WHEN: Saturday, December 8th, 11:30 AM
WHERE: In front of statue, next to Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Boulevard, Kew Gardens)
PHOTOS: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8095451@N08/8235435205/

* Triumph of Civic Virtue advocacy group: http://www.triumphofcivicvirtue.org

* Forest Hills Times/Queens Ledger column by Michael Perlman: http://www.foresthillstimes.com/view/full_story/21027503/article-Civic-Virtue-is-lost-to-Queens

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