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08.04.10 Bucky Turco

Pat Robertson’s American Center for Law & Justice which is mostly unAmerican and devoid of law or justice, is suing NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission for voting in a way that will allow for the construction of a 13-story Islamic center near the WTC. They claim the agency acted “arbitrarily and abused its discretion.” |AP| […]

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08.03.10 Bucky Turco

This morning, NYC’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously against giving protective status to a building near the World Trade Center site, paving the way for a proposed Islamic community center. The backers of Cordoba House, can now move ahead with plans to demolish the building, without bombs, and construct their 13-story facility that opponents have […]

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07.27.10 Bucky Turco

Listen to the New Yorker’s architecture critic politely discuss how crappy the new WTC complex is going to be. Paul Goldberger was hoping for a “bold and visionary” structure, an “Eiffel Tower of the 21st Century,” not some commercial buildings that are slightly better than what’s on 3rd Avenue. […]

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06.17.10 Bucky Turco

For almost a decade, there hasn’t been too much progress at Ground Zero, but on Wednesday a major milestone was reached when Subway opened up an exclusive franchise for construction workers on top of the stump that is 1 World Trade Center. The modified shipping container is equipped with all the amenities a standard store […]

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06.15.10 Bucky Turco

Wait till the crazies who oppose a mosque near Ground Zero hear about this: NYU, an university with some Muslim students, is looking to expand its campus and is considering the hallowed Christian ground at the WTC site. […]

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06.08.10 Bucky Turco

On Sunday, lots of angry people—including cougary firebrand Pamela Geller—demonstrated in Lower Manhattan against a planned mosque or as some described it, a “terrorist memorial,” blocks away from the World Trade Center site. Above is but a small sampling of their slightly inflammatory signs. |Photos: skymyrka| UPDATE: Flickr user and hater of sacred American values, […]

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05.26.10 Bucky Turco

Well, that’s what you would think Community Board 1 was voting on last night with all the anger brewing over a plan to build a mosque blocks away from Ground Zero. While it’s true that two dozen or so Islamic radicals did perpetrate the 9/11 attacks, there’s about a billion Muslims worldwide, so in the […]

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03.26.10 Bucky Turco

NYC’s most shameless developer, Larry Silverstein, has reached a “tentative deal” with the Port Authority over developing rights at Ground Zero—why bother even calling it the WTC site anymore? Basically, $1.6 billion will be allocated for two new rubbish skyscrapers, $600 million of which, will come from public funds. So congratulations on your new investment […]

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02.25.10 Bucky Turco

It’s been almost nine years since the 9/11 attacks and four years since workers started dismantling the heavily damaged Deutsche Bank building, but good news. The companies who insured the building are nearing a deal with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation that could potentially end a long standing dispute over how much they will be […]

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01.29.10 Bucky Turco

In another potentially disastrous, back-bending move, Obama, who were going to start referring to as President Gumby if he keeps this up, has reportedly contacted Attorney General Eric Holder to discuss the possibilities of changing the venue for the 9/11 trial from Downtown Manhattan to another location amidst all the political fallout. This comes on […]

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