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De Blasio Addresses Brooklyn Muslims At Eid Al-Fitr Service

Mayor @BilldeBlasio joined thousands of Muslim New Yorkers in #BathBeach #BK to celebrate Eid ul Fitr - Eid Mubarak! pic.twitter.com/sSaPb8dJH3 — NYC Mayor's CAU (@mayorsCAU)...

Knapp Street Burger King Converted To Temporary Mosque For Ramadan

Shuttered for more than two years, the former Burger King location at 2481 Knapp Street has been converted into a temporary prayer space for...

Kingsborough Student Joins Suit Against NYPD Spying Program

The NYPD is being taken to federal court by a group of Muslim New Yorkers, which includes a Kingsborough Community College (2001 Oriental Boulevard)...

Storobin Sends Second Letter To Bloomberg About Voorhies Mosque

We wrote back in July about State Senator David Storobin's attempts to get the city to revisit the issue of the Islamic mosque and...

Ben Akselrod Stokes Fears About Voorhies Avenue Mosque

Reader and Bay People member Victor Benari e-mailed us last week, attaching a quote from Ben Akselrod, who is facing off against Assemblyman Steven...

Storobin Urges Bloomberg To Reexamine Voorhies Mosque

State Senator David Storobin sent a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, urging the city to reexamine alleged zoning issues surrounding the planned Islamic mosque...

Video: Akselrod Announces Campaign To Unseat Cymbrowitz

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs9RjB6tgqk?rel=0] Conservative Democrat Ben Akselrod announced his campaign for State Assembly yesterday, setting the stage for a primary battle against incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz, who...

Markowitz Says Sheepshead Bay Mosque May Violate Zoning Laws

A letter from Borough President Marty Markowitz - dated January 4, 2012 - has surfaced, indicating his office may be sympathetic to Bay People's...

As Sheepshead Bay Mosque Construction Progresses, Organizers Renew Outreach Efforts

It's been a while since we've had a proper update on the Sheepshead Bay mosque (2812 Voorhies Avenue). Last we heard, the opponents of...

MAP: The More Things Change…

An article in this morning's New York Times sought to add some historical perspective to the NYPD's controversial "mosque crawling" demographics unit. The story included...

Opponents Lose Appeal Against Sheepshead Mosque

Bay People, the opponents of the proposed Sheepshead Bay mosque on Voorhies Avenue, has lost a zoning challenge that was key to their strategy...

Saturday: Mosque Organizers To Give Out Free School Supplies

Despite the weather, this event is going forward. Here's the press release: Muslims help local communities amidst economic crisis BROOKLYN, New York (August 23, 2011)- This...

Sheepshead Bay Mosque Wins First Court Battle, Bay People Push Forward

A Kings County Supreme Court judge refused yesterday to issue an injunction against the proposed mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue that would have required...

Mosque Fence Vandalized After Bin Laden's Death

The construction fencing around the site of the proposed Voorhies Avenue mosque is sporting some new decorations: graffiti reading "He is dead" and happy...

Must Read: Great Mosque Coverage

It pains me to admit that the best reporting on the issue of the Voorhies Avenue mosque did not come from Sheepshead Bites, but...