From today’s New York Daily News:

Opponents of a proposed lower Manhattan mosque and community center speak in hushed tones about the sanctity of the “shadow of Ground Zero.”

Tell that to the patrons of the Pussycat Lounge, a strip club where a photo of a nearly naked woman marks its location just two blocks from where the World Trade Center stood.

What is the point of this story?

Porn is bad and strip joints are unsavory. But it wasn’t the more extreme patrons of the Pussycat Lounge and similar establishments that are associated with the attacks of September 11.  The report says that there is also a Muslim prayer house in the area, a factoid that hasn’t previously surfaced in the mosque debate (as far as I know). On its website, it denies any connection with September 11.Unlike the proposed giant, mega-mosque, this quiet Islamic house of prayer has not been a cause for upset.