Judge rules against Con Ed in Park51 case

Con Edison has been blocked from attempting to evict Park51 developer Sharif El-Gamal from the building at 51 Park Place.

In September the utility company alleged that El-Gamal had violated a default notice after falling into arrears amounting to nearly $2 million. Manhattan Judge Richard Braun granted an injunction to the developer of the planned Islamic Community Center that allows him to remain in the building while being afforded time to contest Con Edison’s allegations.