BK Jewish leaders show support for Ground Zero mosque

PARK SLOPE - Jewish leaders from Brooklyn gathered today to show support for a planned mosque near Ground Zero.

The mosque and community center would be located two blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks. Early plans call for a 13-story, $100-million Islamic center, of which the mosque would be a part.

The Landmarks Preservation Commission said in a 9-0 vote Tuesday that the 152-year-old building where the mosque is expected to be built isn't distinctive enough to qualify as a landmark, paving the way for the project.

AP wire services were used in this report.

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