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New York Judge Dismisses Attempt To Stop Islamic Center Near Ground Zero

By Tanya Somanader on July 11, 2011 at 3:50 pm

"New York Judge Dismisses Attempt To Stop Islamic Center Near Ground Zero"

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New York Supreme Court Justice Paul G. Feinman dismissed a lawsuit Friday that intended to stop the construction of Park51, a proposed Islamic Center near Ground Zero in New York City. The plaintiff, New York City firefighter Timothy Brown, sought to overturn a preservation commission decision to deny landmark status to the Burlington Coat Factory store that the center will replace. Judge Feinman said although Brown was “an individual with a strong interest in preservation of the building,” he “lacked special legal standing on its fate.”

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