Skip to comments.Mosque building owners nixed $18M offer before taking $4.8M one
Posted on 09/05/2010 4:11:39 AM PDT by Scanian
The original owners of the Ground Zero mosque site mysteriously spurned dozens of higher bids before selling the prime downtown real estate at a bargain-basement price.
The Pomerantz family, which had owned the building since the late 1960s and fielded offers after the patriarch died in 2006, rejected at least one bid that was nearly four times what prospective mosque builder Sharif El-Gamal eventually paid, The Post has learned.
El-Gamal did offer what could be viewed as a sweetener to his $4.8 million bid in July 2009 -- a job as a property manager for a son of the family, Sethian Pomerantz
New York developer Kevin Glodek was livid when he found out the building sold for a fraction of what he offered in 2007 -- $18 million cash -- and wondered whether money changed hands under the table, according to sources close to the deal.
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There will be plenty of motivation to investigate him after the November elections.
I hope you are right. The Republicans will need to take the lead. In NY State, the current NY Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo, has come out in favor of the GZ mosque and he is heavily favored to be elected Governor. The US State Department is heavily involved with the Imam for the mosque, paying for international tours for him and his wife and buying up $1,000’s of dollars worth of his books.
The publicity surrounding this mosque may become so unsavory that Obama & Co., plus Cuomo, are forced to throw this Imam under the bus and Bloomberg along with him, but that will take a lot of doing.
Perhaps others are hesitant to say this, but if they try to build the mosque at the site near Ground Zero, there will be civil unrest like never seen. It will come from every side, and the proponents can scream freedom of religion all they want but the problem will never go away until they choose another site.
Yes. I agree that will happen. And maybe, even in NY State, enough pressure will accumulate to force Cuomo to backtrack (because Cuomo is a spineless opportunist); and then the pressure will keep building as more details keep coming out until something is eventually done to settle Bloomberg’s hash.
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