New bill seeks to preserve community spaces after closure, sale of Park Church Co-Op

Assembly Member Emily Gallagher has introduced a new bill that would tighten the rules around the sale of religious properties in New York State after Greenpointers said goodbye to both a church and the community programs it hosted.

The three-year struggle between community members and the Metropolitan New York Synod over the closure of the beloved Park Church Co-Op ended in December, when a state Supreme Court Judge allowed the Synod to sell the church to a developer.