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Set Match: My Five Minutes of Muslim Speed Dating

I’m supposed to meet my husband here.


The exterior of Park 51—you may know it from scandalized media reports as “The Ground Zero Mosque”—didn’t look promising. Park 51 was supposed to be a 13-story community center featuring cultural programming, classes, and a fitness center. Right now, it’s an undeveloped, mostly-abandoned building with no signage located on a deserted street most known for its proximity to the Amish Market. The only way you can even figure out which building belongs to the center is to look for the police car perpetually parked out front.

I’m supposed to meet my husband here.

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