A lot has been made of the proximity of the planned Cordoba House Muslim community center to Ground Zero in New York City. But what does the neighborhood actually look like? Here are some photos from the three-block area surrounding the proposed site.
Look at the photos. This neighborhood is not hallowed. The people who live and work here are not obsessed with 9/11. The blocks around Ground Zero are like every other hard-working neighborhood in New York, where Muslims are just another thread of the city fabric.