Crowley Applauds Agreement to Rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

October 14, 2011
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) applauded the announcement by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America that an agreement has been reached to rebuild St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

“For 85 years, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church stood as a symbol of faith for the Greek American community and all New Yorkers. Its destruction on September 11th was devastating and I am pleased an agreement was reached to ensure it will stand once again. A reconstructed St. Nicholas is a powerful symbol of the strength of our city and of its people and I am proud to have joined in the effort to ensure the church is rebuilt. I thank Governor Cuomo, Chris Ward and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, and all those who helped make this day possible. And a special word of thanks to New York’s Greek-American community for their commitment to this effort. It is because of their dedication and tireless work that St. Nicholas will be rebuilt.”

Congressman Crowley is the seven-term representative from the 7th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as a Chief Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives.