Photo provided by the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Archbishop Demetrios, right, leads a vigil on the eve of the Feast Day of St. Nicholas to pray for the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church (NY Daily News)
While Mayor Bloomberg wets himself in anxious haste to build the offensive Ground Zero mosque, the iconic St. Nicholas Greek Church, built in 1916 and destroyed by the destruction of the World Trade towers by Muslim terrorists, remains vanquished, unable to rebuild. Bloomberg is lobbying for 911 taxpayer funds for Islamic supremacist grifters behind the Ground Zero mosque, but the St. Nicholas church is in purgatory, ten years after the worst day in modern American history.
Oh hypocrisy, thy name is Bloomberg. Nothing happens in this feudal city without the Mayor. All roads lead to City Hall. Why not tie up the Ground Zero mega mosque in this red tape morass?
Greek Orthodox parish in New York, claiming that local officials are illegally blocking plans to rebuild a church that was destroy in the terrorist attack of 9/11, is filing suit.
Officials of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church claim that they had reached an agreement with the Port Authority for the rebuilding of the church. They argue that the officials have filed to fulfill their responsibilities under the terms of a preliminary agreement reached in 2008.
The building of houses of worship near the site where the World Trade Center once stood has become controversial because of a separate plan to construct a mosque nearby.
No, building houses of worship is not controversial. A mega mosque on the hallowed ground, the cemetery is.
Located in what is today New York City’s financial district, Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church traces its roots back to 1916, when it was founded by Greek immigrants. Serving the spiritual needs of the early immigrant community, the church also achieved prominence as a religious and cultural center for Greek shipping magnates passing through New York. Services began at the current site in 1922, though the building was constructed in the early nineteenth century. Measuring 22ft. wide, 56ft. long and 35ft. tall, the church was bound on three sides by a parking lot.
Good Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas, known in the West as Santa Claus, is the patron saint of sailors, bankers, and bakers. He is revered for feeding the hungry and clothing needy children. Born in 270 A.D. in what is now Turkey, his parents died at an early age and left him with considerable wealth which he began to give away. After becoming a priest, he was later promoted to Bishop of Myra and took part in the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D. In 1087 his remains were transported by the Crusaders to their current home in Bari, Italy.
On September 11th, the entire weight of World Trade Center Tower 2 came down on St. Nicholas Church, completely destroying the building and its contents. Only a handful of damaged icons and religious items were found amongst the rubble.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
New York, NY 10007
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 312-0700
Call the LMDC every day and ask the status of our taxpayer dollars going to fund this mosquestrosity.
Contact the LMDC – phone = 212 962 2300, fax = 212 962 2431 or 33
Ask them to send you a copy of the application that Park 51 nee Cordoba House submitted and the criteria they have for granting taxpayer dollars to those who apply for funding. Also, ask them if there are any other applications pending or that were funded for mosques to create cultural entities, and get those applications, award letters with all restrictions and the criteria they have for making such grants.
Ask them to be present when the committee meets to decide. It's our money -- politely demand an open forum.
Contact the LMDC directly. Below is their contact information, along with a listing of the present board members. Let them know about the Rauf's slum in recievership, Gamal's two bank defaults, non-payment of taxes, and eviction. These are crooks.
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
One Liberty Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone: (212) 962-2300
Fax: (212) 962-2431 / 33
LMDC Board of Directors
Avi Schick, Chairman
John C. Whitehead, Founding Chairman
Lawrence T. Babbio, Jr.
Amanda M. Burden
Robert M. Harding
Thomas S. Johnson
Kate D. Levin
Robert K. Steel
Julie Menin - Chairwoman.
Kevin M. Rampe
William C. Rudin
John Zuccotti "