LANDMARKS PRESERVATION COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ****PLEASE NOTE**** THE LOCATION FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING HAS CHANGED
THE NEW LOCATION IS: 681 Park Avenue
The Public Hearing for 45-47 Park Place application will take place at
681 Park Avenue,
Hunter College Assembly Hall, Borough of Manhattan
(The entrance is on East 69th Street, between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue).
Please bring a picture ID for entrance into the building.
The hearing will start at 2:00p.m. - end at 5:00p.m.
Why is Mayor Bloomberg trying to expedite the building of the Ground Zero mega mosque, when according to a recent Quinnipiac poll, the majority of New Yorkers do not want it? The World Trade Center has not been rebuilt. It is still a large gaping horrible wound. The 911 Memorial Museum has not been built, although remains of the dead are still be found, and yet Bloomberg is ambivalent about all that..... but the mega mosque? That's his priority.
One phone call from Bloomberg could table these hearings, giving much needed time for our landmarks legal team to work up our report. The only one who has accountability on this is Mayor Bloomberg. He controls the landmarks commission; they are all his appointees. None of them will go against him.
Make it your business to contact Bloomberg's office today.
Mayor Bloomberg is Mayor because of 911. It was Rudy Giuliani, in the wake of the horror of the Islamic attack, who anointed Bloomberg as his successor. And despite the fact that a majority of New Yorkers oppose the mega mosque at Ground Zero, Mayor Bloomberg has refused to meet with the 911 families or with any of those opposing the Islamic supremacist mosque.
He has refused to meet with the families. Why is he ducking? And why the mad rush? And why is he giving stealth jihadist Imam Rauf a free ride?
Bloomberg has an obligation to meet with the Coalition for the Preservation of Ground Zero to hear what the 911 families and the majority of New Yorkers feel passionately about.
It is an historic war memorial. A piece of the plane that was used as a missile to take down the WTC crashed onto the roof of the Burlington Coat Factory building and went though all five floors to the basement, heavily damaging the building -- that makes that building a part of American history. It should not be altered in any way.
Witness to the horror
And it has architectural landmark status -- please review these pictures and background info on the architect, Daniel Badger.
Look at the two buildings side by side. The building on the left is 45 Park Place. The building on the right is 311 Broadway, and was granted landmark status in January 2010 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on the grounds that there were very few Italian Renaissance, palazzo-style buildings left in the city. Yet both buildings are Italian Renaissance, palazzo-style architecture in the same neighborhood. Why is one being granted landmark status and the other being denied that status? A rhetorical question, of course.