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June Juniper Berry Magazine

June 2006 Juniper Berry

The Juniper Berry magazine has a rich tradition in the communities of Middle Village, Maspeth and Elmhurst. It was first published in 1938. The quarterly magazine is an all-volunteer effort and contains articles on crime prevention, neighborhood issues, meeting reports and notices, neighborhood history and photographs, guest articles, editorials and more.

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The Maspeth Machine ‒ Run By Well-Greased Palms

In 2004, Councilman Dennis Gallagher told the Queens Tribune that Juniper Park Executive Board Member and long time Maspeth activist, Anthony Nunziato, was "dedicated to his community and stops at nothing to fight for what he believes in."

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Landmark-worthy Trylon Theater Overwhelmed by Political Baggage

Landmark-worthy Trylon Theater Overwhelmed by Political Baggage

The Trylon Theater, located at 98-81 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills, opened its doors on Dec. 26, 1939. It was erected by NY's-own architect Joseph Unger, and attracted movie-goers for six decades. It boasted classic films such as The Wizard of Oz and Gone With The Wind. Throughout the decades, lines were occasionally down the block.

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The Serious Side of "Carpenter Gothic:" Why Richard Upjohn Wanted to Build a Country Church in Maspeth

The Serious Side of "Carpenter Gothic:" Why Richard Upjohn Wanted to Build a Country Church in Maspeth

Designing and building Trinity Church was the turning point in Richard Upjohn's life, and his design for St. Saviour's, Maspeth came shortly afterwards. At first it may seem puzzling that he would turn from that elaborate Gothic monument standing at the head of Wall Street to a small, plain, wooden parish church in Maspeth, which was still a hamlet among Long Island farms in 1847.

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The St. Saviour's Fight, aka the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The St. Saviour's Fight, aka the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

James Maurice and John Van Cott donated land, and hired Richard Upjohn, our country's finest 19th century architect, to design a wooden church building and parsonage. Upjohn used this design as a prototype for other churches, and in 1852 published sketches that very closely resemble that of the St. Saviour's complex in a book he wrote.

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Memories of the Maspeth Gay Nineties Parade

The purpose of my call to Ethel was to get her memories about the yearly Maspeth Gay Nineties Parade, which her husband, Pete, planned with Ethel by his side. Ethel, who was the point person in the parade's planning, told me of the tremendous amount of work it took to get the parade together every October but made it clear that it was a job she really loved.

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Letters to the Editor – June 2006

I am forwarding you a message I sent to the President of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank regarding the site of St. Savior's Church in Maspeth. Please read this message and please take action to help save St. Savior's.

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Police Beat 104: Security tips for your home

You would never put up a sign on your home that says "Welcome Burglars." Also, you wouldn't place an ad in the newspaper telling everyone how to get into your house. Think about this, if you leave a ladder on your property that ladder makes entry into your home as well as any of your neighbors' homes as easy as a "Welcome Burglars" sign or an ad in the newspapers with instructions on entry into your house!

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Veterans Update from State Senator Serf Maltese

The following information is an update on current legislation regarding veterans.

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