This past Sunday, I decided to stop by and check out the New Utrecht Reformed Church. I knew the parish house would probably still be showing some signs of a fairly recent fire, so I half-expected to see the blue tarp covering its apex.
What I didn’t expect to see was the church’s bell tower still undergoing repairs. According to both a Daily News article and the sign out front, restoration work on the roof began two whole governors ago.
Unfortunately, it looks like funds dried up before the repairs could be completed.
Due to the dangers of the unstable steeple, the church’s congregation has been meeting for Sunday service in the parish house since 2003.
If you’d like to inquire about helping in the repair of an historic landmark which goes back to the Revolutionary War, please e-mail the Friends of Historic New Utrecht at mail [at] historicnewutrecht [dot] org or call (718) 256-7173.
The New Utrecht Reformed Church is located on 18th Avenue between 83rd Street and 84th Street. For more information on the church’s history, please visit Historic New Utrecht.org