As posted on the Democrat and Chronicle’s Young Professionals
What is it? Does that name even ring a bell?
In case you have forgotten about the hordes of protesters, Quran burning pastors, taxi slashing college students, GOP politicizing and superfluous City hearings, Park51 is the proposed Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan that evoked a long overdue conversation last year.
But that was last year. Surely, after overcoming so many hurdles and staring anti-Americanism in its face to say “we are Americans too, and we love our country,” the project should have transitioned from proposed site to actual construction.