Thursday, July 22, 2010

Help Save the LIC Millstones...!!

Photo: Forgotten-NY

I have been asked by the LIC Millstone Committee to help spread the word about these historical treasures...

Therefore, I would like to urge readers of this blog to visit the Save the LIC Millstones blog and sign their petition...

Plans are now being made to move the millstones, so I would also greatly appreciate it if readers could:
Please contact City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer:

Phone number: 718-383-9566
City Councilman Peter Vallone, Jr.:

Phone number:718-274-4500
And by email from his official website:

When you contact them please tell them that the millstones belong in the Greater Astoria Historical Society’s Exhibit Space where they can be studied and exhibited until a permanent and proper home is prepared for them.

The people of Queens and the LIC Millstones deserve to be located in a dignified place worthy of their age, historical significance and where they can be visited by our school children and groups, historical scholars and interested parties...


Please forward the petition to everyone in your contact list and ask them to check out the information on these two colonial-era millstones languishing on a Queens Plaza construction site!

On behalf of the LIC Millstones Committee, you have my sincere thanks for your support!