Ben Kallos’ Proclamation at the 30 Years of Freedom Gala

By Joseph Balaz | Ben Kallos, Council Member of the 5th District, honored the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the end of Communist rule in Czechoslovakia in the Velvet Revolution. He delivered the Proclamation at the 30 Years of Freedom Gala, our second annual gala benefiting the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation, at the Bohemian National Hall on September 26, 2019. 

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Farewell to Jan Hus Presbyterian Church As We Know It

By Majda Kallab Whitaker | In a heady, multi-million-dollar New York City real estate transaction, the historic Jan Hus Presbyterian Church will be leaving its 131-year-old edifice at 351 East 74st Street, and moving to a new location at East 90st Street and First Avenue. The Jan Hus Church building has been purchased and will be renovated by the Church of the Epiphany, which in turn will see its 1930s church at York Avenue and 74th Street demolished and replaced by a Weill-Cornell Medical Center building. It is considered a “win” for all the parties involved, answering to their present and future needs, but does not fail to take the breath away from dedicated preservationists and historians of the Yorkville District.

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