Some news has been sent in regarding the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford, CT. where they have been pursuing some restoration work. This basilica had, until recently, a marble altar rail; that altar rail was in poor condition, however, rather than simply tear out the altar rail they took a different approach (and a refreshing approach at that): they had a wooden altar rail installed which is based off the designs of the original 1886 altar rail:
I also wanted to note that this church sees both forms of the Roman liturgy celebrated, and that includes an OF liturgy which is celebrated ad orientem accompanied by a professional choir.
Further, I was also delighted to hear that they have recently begun sung parish Vespers each Sunday at 4:00pm.
All very encouraging. Congrats go out to the parish and its pastor, Msgr. Stephen Di Giovanni.