It was a Hajj to Bay Ridge’s Muslim Mecca.
Borough President Adams stopped by the packed Islamic Society of Bay Ridge mosque on May 6 to greet the faithful on the last stop of his “Brooklyn Day of Prayer” tour of the borough’s houses of the holy. Mosque-goers who prayed along Fifth Avenue outside the at-capacity masjid greeted the Beep, who could not have picked a better place to come and meet Muslims from Brooklyn and beyond, one worshipper said.
“This is a very good place — it’s busy, people help each other, we are so happy he came to see us,” said Satter Miah, who lives in Queens but works at a nearby restaurant and regularly goes to the Fifth Avenue mosque to pray.
The borough president took part in a prayer service and then met with some of the roughly 250 faithful who came out to pray. He also met with local Muslim leaders including Arab-American Association of New York president Dr. Ahmad Jaber and An-Noor Social Center president Zein Rimawi.
The Islamic Society of Bay Ridge is the neighborhood’s only mosque and was founded in the mid-1980s.
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