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Landlord Nixes Atheist Billboard In Brooklyn; American Atheists President Calls Him A ‘Bigot’

The American Atheists group that had hoped to erect a billboard in Hebrew and English saying “You know it’s a myth… and you have a choice” ran afoul of a higher power: The landlord.

03/08/2012

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Billboards Promoting Atheism Causing Stir In New York And New Jersey

“You know it’s a myth, and you have a choice.” That’s the message the American Atheists group is sending on two new billboards erected in the heart of two religious communities in our area.

03/05/2012

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Upper West Side Parking Dispute Breaks Out Between Muslim Cab Drivers, Residents

A neighborhood feud has developed between cab drivers and residents on the Upper West Side. Cabbies say they are being targeted for their religion — and they’re fighting back.

12/09/2011

A rendering of the Park 51 Islamic cultural center - Credit: SOMA Architects

Con Ed Wants $1.7M From Park 51 Developer After New Appraisal

Con Edison, which has been leasing the western half of the 51 Park Place building to the developer, is demanding $1.7 million from the developer after a new appraisal boosted rent to $47,000 a month from $2,700.

10/16/2011

Bridgewater, N.J. mosque

Mosque Controversy Brewing In Bridgewater, N.J.

A mosque controversy is heating up in a New Jersey neighborhood, and many wonder if it’s due to traffic concerns or Muslim fears.

04/01/2011

Ground zero mosque

Proposed Islamic Center Owners Sue Over Sign

The property owners who want to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks from ground zero are suing previous owner Burlington Coat Factory.

03/20/2011

The remains of the World Trade Center stands amid the debris following the terrorist attack on the building in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (AP Photo/Alex Fuchs)

9/11 Politicized By Mosque, Koran Controversy

For almost a decade, the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was marked by somber reflection and a call to unity, devoid of politics. Not this time.

09/10/2010

Ground zero mosque site (file)

Some American Muslims Question Mosque Near Ground Zero

American Muslims who support the proposed mosque and Islamic center near ground zero are facing some skeptics within their own faith.

08/18/2010