Judge OKs construction of Sheepshead Bay mosque
A judge lifted an injunction to stop construction on a proposed mosque in Sheepshead Bay, allowing developers to continue with the plan. Plans to build the proposed mosque and community center on Voorhies Avenue have been held up several times. Some neighbors say they are against the mosque because there will be loud calls to prayer five times a day. "This call can be heard for blocks," says Marcus Nussbaum, an attorney for Bay People, a Sheepshead Bay community group. "This is something the people who already live here didn't sign up for when they moved here."Another potential problem is parking. Some neighbors say a mosque doesn't belong on a residential street where drivers already fight for parking spots. Residents also found the words "he is dead" with a happy face scrawled around the area about two weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden.Opponents of the mosque say they plan to appeal the judge's decision.
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