The Evil Genius Posted August 26, 2010 Share Posted August 26, 2010 Interesting point. http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100824/cm_csm/321658 By Nicolaus Mills – Tue Aug 24, 10:39 am ET But the World Trade Center neighborhood is also filled with eyesores. When I walked from Park Place on the north side of the World Trade Center to Rector Street on the south side, what I encountered were a string of bars, betting parlors, and fast-food restaurants. And within this cluster of buildings, especially noticeable were two strip clubs, the New York Dolls Gentleman’s Club and the ****cat Lounge, plus Thunder Lingerie and More, a sex shop with a peep show. This kind of commercial mix is typical of New York. Most of us who have lived in the city for any period of time take it for granted. But for those who have based their opposition to the Muslim Center on their concern for the sensibilities of the 9/11 families, places like the New York Dolls and the ****cat Lounge present a moral dilemma.Why are they treated with a live-and-let-live tolerance that doesn’t extend to an Islamic center? How, as a practical matter, are pole dancers less of an affront to the memory of the 9/11 dead than a community center that will have prayer space, a 500-seat auditorium, and a bookstore? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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