Friday, July 25, 2014

"Both love and death laugh in the face of self-improvement."

Read Robert Geroux' dotCommonweal post on "Religion and the "Value-Added" Life".  Very Our Lady of Vilnius.

At the noon Mass attended mostly by area workers (and some who took the subway to get there)  Father Eugene would apply the antidote to the insults of work day by telling us that we are the apple of God's eye.
Why haven't I heard it at more Masses?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Furthermore, who are "32 Dominick LLC"?

Company Name:  32 DOMINICK LLC
File Number:  4461359
Filing State:  New York (NY)
Domestic State:  Delaware (DE)
Filing Status:  Active
Filing Date:  September 19, 2013
Company Age:  10 Months
Registered Agent:  
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C T Corporation System
111 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
Principal Address:  
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C/O C T Corporation System
111 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Who are "568 Broome Street Partners LLC"?

File Number:  5414732
Filing State:  Delaware (DE)
Filing Status:  Unknown
Filing Date:  October 14, 2013
Company Age:  9 Months
Registered Agent:  
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National Registered Agents, Inc.
160 Greentree Dr Ste 101
Dover, DE 19904

Friday, July 11, 2014

Our Lady of Vilnius Church being demolished as I type...?

A neighbor with a bird's eye view sent me an e-mail saying that contents are being removed from the church and people are demolishing the roof.

If you can take a picture or give us more detail, e-mail us. please.

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Upset because your church/parish may close? E-Mail Us!

As  former parishioners of Our Lady of Vilnius, we struggled to keep our church, parish and community alive since 2006.  We failed, but we can advise and console you.

E-mail us at to share your concerns.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

OLV Watering Hole (Broome Street Bar) sold for $12M

It's sad to see the Broome Street Bar go the way of Our Lady of Vilnius.  When the church was open, those who wanted to continue the conversation after kavine would troop east, past the Church of the Most Holy Crucifix, now the Chapel of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, to the Broome Street Bar.

When the church was endangered, we would gather there to strategize and speculate about saving it.  After the church was closed, we would demonstrate and then chow down on those burgers served with the little side salad.

Either way, it was always a good time and we were happy in each other's company there.  According to the New York Post item that shared this sad news:
"The plan is to create a fabulous new Soho restaurant and bar in the spirit of the Soho institution,” said a source close to the deal brokered by Michael Bolla, Wynter Galindez and Lisa Rosenthal."
Instead of a comfortable place where you could linger and talk to people to whom you haven't introduced, it will become a sanitized culinary theme park.


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Changing Pastors/Administrators changes the corporate board of the parish

If the pastor or administrator of a parish changes, this means that the corporate board that would vote on the disposition of church property changes, too.  The pastor is one of the five board members and he appoints the 2 lay trustees.

The Archdiocese of New York is now changing pastors and administrators.  See