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Articles about "Park51"
Construction on Futuristic-Looking 19 Park Place is a Go
February 06, 2012
Construction on a 21-story condo building at 19 Park Place in the Tribeca neighborhood is due to begin in the next few weeks, the Tribeca Citizen reports. This building, which is two blocks from City Hall, is noteworthy for two reasons: one, it’s very close to the hysteria-causing Park51, and was announced in October 2010, during the height of the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy; and two, it looks like, well, just take a look at that rendering.Read More
Park 51 Faces Eviction, Goes to Court with Con Ed
October 28, 2011
Park51 has seen a lot of adversity, but nothing has seriously threatened its existence until now. The Islamic community center and mosque that generated much controversy over its proximity to the World Trade Center site in Manhattan's Financial District is now facing eviction by Consolidated Edison, the owner of 51 Park Place. On September 14th Con Ed sent SoHo Properties, the group that signed the lease for that property, a default notice demanding that $1.7 million in arrears to be paid in one lump sum. The notice stated that if they didn’t pay immediately, their lease would be terminated. In response, SoHo Properties Chief Executive Shariff El-Gamal has filed a lawsuit in the State Supreme Court asking for an injunction from the imminent termination of the lease.Read More