August 8, 2010 : Amazing what comes out AFTER the Landmark Commission meets. And NOW the Chairwoman of CB 1 is shocked? SHOCKED that they weren’t told this information. The Post headline says it all:
Developer owns only part of site!!
One of the two buildings on Park Place is owned by Con Edison, even though Soho Properties told officials and the public that it owns the entire parcel. And any potential sale by Con Ed faces a review by the state Public Service Commission.
“We never heard anything about Con Ed whatsoever,” said a stunned Julie Menin, the chairwoman of Community Board 1, which passed a May resolution supporting the mosque.
Daisy Khan, one of the mosque’s organizers …. claimed ignorance about the Con Ed ownership of 49-51 Park Place and referred questions to Soho Properties, which bought the building at 45-47 Park Place in 2009.
Rep. Peter King (R-LI) who opposes the mosque, said the developers seemed to be “operating under false pretenses. I wonder what else they are hiding.” Said King, “If we can’t have the full truth on this, what can we believe?” …
TSM asks: So what happens now, since Con Ed owns part of the property?? Nothing? Or will we finally get an investigation?? Full disclosure.? And maybe , just maybe they will have to “SHOW US THE MONEY!!”