It appears the long battle over the Voorhies Avenue Islamic Cultural Center is nearing an end, as the Department of Buildings has issued permits to begin construction immediately.

The permits were the final bureaucratic hurdle to breaking ground, and came after three in-depth DOB reviews of the property owners’ plans.

Machinery for excavating and constructing the foundation, among other equipment, will be delivered today and work will begin this week, organizers told Sheepshead Bites.

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  • Dryd

    Neil,

    You too much involve in politics… It is not ethical to take sides in the case

    Thanks

    • Andy

      who’s Neil?

    • levp

      Who is Neil?

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        Nell’s twin brother.

    • Kon

      Neil Flanders?

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      Hey Neil, please refrain from reporting any news that doesn’t give bigots joy.

    • Holly

      lol.
      “Neil” did not take sides in this post, so I don’t know what you’re going on about.

  • Gene2

    this news is missing star wars imperial march playing on the background.

    • Kon

      WHY ARE YOU USING MY JOKE! :(

      • Gene2

        ummgghh… sorry?

  • Mike

    Not good. It seems like Catholic schools and churches are closing daily while mosques are sprouting up all over the city.

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      It’s called population shift.

      • Kon

        Lisanne! Please refrain from giving reasonable explanations to people. You might offend some sheepshead fear mongers.

        • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

          I just love to visualize them scratching their heads in confusion.

        • Anonymous

          Too true. The Vampires Satyricon Club are next in line for a building permit. Then there’s the Secondary Squirrels Convention and The Pigeons For Free Parkland applying to begin construction on their edifices. Fear Just Got On At The Last Stop! Look out!!

          http://www.flickr.com/photos/paypaul/5165881880/

          • levp

            Oh, no!

            Vampires i can deal with, but I draw the line at the Pigeons.

            Proposed construction is detrimental to the stability and character of our residential development.
            ‘Residents’ reasonable concerns about “The Pigeons For Free Parkland” organization and the funding of the construction threaten the health, safety and welfare of the Sheepshead Bay community.

            It would be funny if it wouldn’t be so sad.

    • Gene2

      That is because .. it’s ok to be Catholic and care less about your religion.. do not attend church.. do not spread the values of Christianity, do not follow Christian way of life and .. you get to get away with all this stuff!! While if you are a Muslim.. you pray 3 times a day, go to mosque as much as possible, follow your religions way of life and dream of pilgrimage to Mecca ones in your life..

      Look at teenagers and youth these days… absolutely no regard, respect for any religion much less for their own. If we were in middle ages.. they would probably be burned at the stake !!

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

        The churches aren’t doing as good a job of interesting their parents. When the parents stop attending the kids do too. I know parents that made their kids go to church while they stayed home. By the time they were teenagers they caught on to the double standard and stopped going.

  • Anonymous

    Neil has a sister named Molly who converted last week. So there!!

    • Gene2

      lol.

  • Anonymous

    Religion and those who identify themselves as religious dropped significantly over the past 20 years. See this survey as conducted within Trinity College.

    http://www.americanreligionsurvey-aris.org/reports/highlights.html

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

    Religion?? whats that?

    come to think of it, it’s a scary thought being religious and having to worry about your hands turning hairy for masturbation. How do people live with themselves?

    • Andy

      you got it all wrong, pal! masturbation does not put hair on one’s hands: it makes one go blind! :-)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CIXKMWVRUVBKQ4CT75NB5BAEBU Death

        oh crap! thats even worse!

  • I know better.

    I’ll be surprised if anything gets delivered today and work starts this week. Ned’s source is lying to him for months, and Ned keeps sharing this info.
    If you don’t investigate, you are being used by people. They used you many times before to feed wrong information to the neighborhood. The strategy is to say that nothing can be done, its too late, no need to oppose this project. Not true, not true, not true. The project is subject to Public Challenge and any resident can go on the DOB web site and oppose this project. Do you like being a tool, Ned?

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  • G.M.A

    The permits issued, the equipment deleivered, no work started, till Holiday of Muslims (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g_SYVQvvOpH-95HPUllOQcYYOSXw?docId=CNG.f947f0b369ad6b3a9c63c770c486a6e1.7c1)

    Holiday is Tomorrow all around the world, Including Muslims In Sheepshead Bay…

    Happy EID all…

  • G.M.A

    http://www.baypeople.org/fund.html

    That is what the flyer says, see the link above
    Now there is a permit,, what would be the answer to those wh is paying their money for nothing,,

    It just go wrong… this time ..

    • levp

      I hope they drink their money’s worth…

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  • Dotty

    I, as a Jew, am shocked at the hatred expressed my many of my Sheepshead Bay neighbors. Why are they equating Islamic terrorists with their neighbors who came here to escape those problems in their countries. These people live in Sheepshead Bay and own and work in many businesses that we all patronize.
    About fifty years ago, when my mom was growing up in Brooklyn she remembers a similar response when a group wanted to build a synagogue in their neighborhood.
    Jews should be the last people to be bigots

    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

      I have to be honest and say I don’t remember ever seeing the same level of malicious reaction in any other circumstance. At least not in Sheepshead Bay.

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