Newsflash: The five-story building, which was once a Burlington Coat factory at 51 Park Place, now includes a Muslim prayer space called 'The House (Musallah)' that has been open for three years, it's a Mosque, it always was a Mosque, the protests never stopped the activity of the Mosque at 51 Park Place New York City NY. Sharif El-Gamal is going to build out condos next door at 45 Park Place, gee I wonder who will buy such units?
|The House (Musallah)|
|Last Updated: 2011-01-15|
|Directions:||Intersection of Church and Park Place|
|General Information:||Offers Friday prayer and is open for Zuhr and Asr prayer on weekdays. We are trying to establish a full fledged Islamic Center in the lower Manhattan, only 2 blocks from World Trade Center, New York City, NY. It will be a neat and clean facility and can accomodate 1,000 people to pray in Jamat at one time.|
|Activities 1:||1:00 PM-2:00 PM: Weekdays,Friday Prayer,Open for Friday prayer|
|Activities 2:||6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Thursday,Networking Event,Last Thursday of each Month|
|Activities 3:||12:00 PM-5:00 PM: Weekdays,Zuhr and Asr prayer,Open for Zuhr and Asr prayer|
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See listing on 'Islam Finder' for a Mosque near 51 Park Place NYC NY, suckers, it was always a Mosque called "The House (Musallah)."
(RNS) — The developer who sparked a firestorm in 2010 when he proposed to build a community center with an Islamic prayer room two blocks from Ground Zero announced this week that he plans to turn the property at 45-51 Park Place into a museum of Islamic culture (Terrorism). A spokesman for the developer, Sharif El-Gamal, told The New York Times that the proposed museum would be three stories high and 5,000 square feet, much smaller than the proposed community center, which was slated to be 15 stories tall and include a swimming pool, basketball court, auditorium, classrooms, and cafe, as well as other attractions.
El-Gamal ran into difficulties finding financing for the community center project, even though the project won the support of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, several 9/11 families, and many Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders. It languished after becoming the target of criticism from extreme right-wing groups and anti-Muslim activists like Zionist Pamela Geller. El-Gamal, whose projects include the redevelopment of the Garment Center Congregation, a synagogue in Times Square, filed plans this month to demolish the Park Place properties, and has hired French architect Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize.
It's unclear how El-Gamal would fund the project (he is building condos next door at 45 Park Place). Spokesman Hank Sheinkopf would only say that El-Gamal would initially finance it himself and hoped to find other benefactors. No timetable was given. Buildings at 45 Park Place and 51 Park Place, two blocks from the World Trade Center site, would need to be demolished first. The five-story building, which was once a Burlington Coat factory, now includes a Muslim prayer space that has been open for three years. El-Gamal's statement says daily Islamic prayer services would temporarily move while construction was under way, and then would resume at the museum when it is completed.
News broke last week of developer Sharif El-Gamal's controversial plans to build a three-story, Jean Nouvel-designed museum "dedicated to exploring the faith of Islam and its arts and culture" at 51 Park Place, but now another less controversial and more expected aspect of the project has been revealed: El-Gamal's Soho Properties is also going to build a tower of condos at neighboring site 45 Park Place.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com