The irony here is that Greg Gutfeld’s stunt really isn’t all that brilliant or provocative.
A jazz club, gay bar, pet store, or lingerie shop next to a mosque, cultural center, synagogue, or church in NYC would really make for an unexceptional Manhattan block.
That Islamic center in the east village (I think it’s around 11th street), is close to restaurants and bars of every stripe, with a nearby avant-garde theater that shows plays that feature nudity.
With any luck, the Islamic cultural center/mosque near ground zero will be built along with all sorts of new businesses, run by Jews, gays, Chinese, etc., and none of it will be a big deal.
That’s New York.