A familiar story: Faithful parishioners raised money to save St. Brigid, and a donor even offered to pay for ALL repairs needed, but the Archdiocese said no and had wreckers smash St. Brigid's historic stained glass windows and wreck the historic and irreplaceable interior.
The stained glass windows were crafted in Belgium in the mid-19th century and were valued at perhaps $100,000 apiece. But AmChurch hates Catholic beauty and history, evidently.
New York State Senator Martin Connor says, "When they take away our history, they're attacking our values." Truer words were never spoken.
Click on this post's title to visit the site of the Save St. Brigid Committee. Also see this link, where you can see St. Brigid's interior before the Archdiocese attacked it:
Of course, nothing like that could ever happen in Los Angeles. Nobody, for instance, would ever sell off St. Vibiana. Ooops, well...
I do not know if the site of the Archdiocese of New York has anything to say about St. Brigid Church, but I will investigate.