Muslim group sues Yonkers over house's landmark designation
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YONKERS, N.Y. — A Muslim group is suing the city of Yonkers over a house that received landmark designation that it had purchased to turn into a mosque.
A lawyer for the Islamic Community Center for Mid-Westchester says the suit was filed Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan.
The organization bought the house last year. A
The Muslim group says the landmark decision was discriminatory. The suit asks for an injunction nullifying the designation.
Yonkers spokeswoman Christina Gilmartin says the group is welcome to build a mosque. She says members aren't being discriminated against, they're being asked to follow the same historic preservation rules as everyone else.