SAUJANI CALLS ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO MOVE MILLSTONES TO GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
August 10, 2010
“The residents of Dutch Kills have voiced their concerns about the future of the historic millstones that have suffered years of abuse and neglect, however their calls for the city to find an appropriate indoor space for these artifacts, perhaps the oldest historical relics of the Borough of Queens, have been consistently ignored by city officials and Representative Carolyn Maloney.
“The city’s decisions about moving the millstones have been made in backroom dealings instead of in open public forums. Residents of Dutch Kills want to know why their member of Congress hasn’t spoken up on our behalf. These historic millstones should be moved to the Greater Astoria Historical Society, where they can receive the care they deserve. The community has consistently called for the millstones to be moved to this location; unfortunately the city and elected officials have ignored them.
“The decision to move the historic millstones must include community input. The mishandling of the millstones is yet another failure of leadership and a clear example of how the Dutch Kills community has been consistently neglected by Carolyn Maloney and other officials.”