Monday, February 20, 2006

Famine Church Can Be Destroyed

St. Brigid’s Church in Manhattan’s Lower East Side , which was a refugee for Famine Irish immigrants and has a prominent role in New York immigrant life, is being sold by the Catholic Church to developers after a court ruled that the church can be demolished and replaced with luxury apartments. Efforts to save the church are far from over. "We’re going to keep fighting. This beautiful building could be an Irish center, an Irish museum or an immigration museum. To knock it down to build luxury apartments is a real shame,” said Patti Kelly, a member of the Save St. Brigid campaign. Go to to help.


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