Queens Crap has a wonderful story about an anonymous citizen who saves an irreplaceable clock in Queens. I personally know nothing of this clock, but any fool who takes a look at the above picture can see its worth is great. It hung on a building at the corner of Forest and Metropolitan Avenues for decades and was "an unofficial neighborhood landmark."
Then along came Mr. P.D.Q. Developer who decreed, "This corner needs a Walgreen's. Now!" Down came the building. But, wrote one Anonymous, "Luckily, yours truly noticed the clock was still hanging around, made a phone call, and a friend procured it from the demo company. There are plans to restore it to working condition and install it on another local building. If anyone knows a good coppersmith or clockmaker, we'd welcome your referrals."
Anonymous, step forward, and collect your praise. And if you can't find another building to put the clock on, give me a call and hook it up to my brownstone.