Islamic supremacist mega-mosque at Ground Zero? Sure! Orthodox church at Ground Zero that was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks? No way!
A historic church destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks plans a multimillion-dollar suit against the Port Authority and other agencies for blocking its reconstruction.
A notice of claim was filed Monday on behalf of St. Nicholas Church and the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, declaring their intention to sue.
“This claim arises out of the arrogance, bad faith and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority in preventing St. Nicholas from re-building its church at Ground Zero,” the church says in its legal filings.
According to the notice, the church will seek a minimum of $20 million along with unspecified restitution for damages and expenses “incurred in reliance of the Port Authority’s promises that St. Nicholas would be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street.”
The church, which had been located at 155 Cedar St., was founded in 1916 by Greek immigrants and destroyed in the terror attack on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.
Church leaders contend the PA has reneged on a deal to rebuild the house of worship at the other location, nearby 130 Liberty St.
They also charged the PA bulldozed both potential sites during excavations, leaving both properties unusable….