NEW YORK. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it would be un-American to investigate a Muslim group that seeks to build a mosque two blocks from Ground Zero.


“I’ve said that the government should never — never — be in the business of telling people how they should pray or where they can pray,” said Bloomberg. “That just is out of character for what this nation stands for.”


The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. today on whether or not to preserve the former Burlington Coat Factory building at 45 Park Place.