Community calls 'Gates of Hell' renaming 'cheap' talk

The abandoned Glenwood Power Station will no longer be referred to as the "Gates of Hell" in Yonkers documents, but many say the city's resolution doesn't go far enough. The Yonkers City Council voted

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2008, 11:59 PM

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Community calls 'Gates of Hell' renaming 'cheap' talk
The abandoned Glenwood Power Station will no longer be referred to as the "Gates of Hell" in Yonkers documents, but many say the city's resolution doesn't go far enough.
The Yonkers City Council voted Tuesday night in favor of the resolution banning the term from official communications. The crumbling, graffiti-filled building is a reputed location for brutal gang initiations.
"There are pools in that place where water collects and signs with arrows pointing to those pools where they "baptize" these kids," says the Rev. James Hassell, of Kingdom Christian Church.
According to Hassell and others, the building is nothing more than urban blight. They say the renaming and a push to landmark the building are nothing more than "cheap" talk when the structure needs to be demolished.
The building is up for sale for $12 million.


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