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Yonkers City Council Committee Discusses Landmarking Potential Mosque

A Yonkers mansion, which may be converted to a mosque, is being considered for landmark status  by the City Council's Real Estate Committee.
A Yonkers mansion, which may be converted to a mosque, is being considered for landmark status by the City Council's Real Estate Committee. Photo Credit: Google Street View

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Yonkers City Council's Real Estate Committee will discuss a proposal to landmark a historic mansion that the owners want to use as a mosque, according to lohud.com.

The Landmarks Preservation Board unanimously recommended landmarking the mansion at 2 Grandview Blvd. in April, lohud.com. reported.

The Islamic Community Center of Mid-Westchester purchased the medieval-revival property for $750,000 in 2015 with a goal to turn it into a mosque, lohud.com. reported.

Councilman Mike Breen did not say whether he would vote for the recommendation, but maintained that landmarking would not prevent the Center from opening a house of worship, lohud.com. said.

The committee will discuss the recommendation at City Hall on Tuesday, at 7 p.m., said lohud.com.

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