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Park51 And ConEd In Dispute Over Rent

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NEW YORK — The developer of an Islamic cultural center near the World Trade Center site and the owner of the building are in a dispute over rent.

Consolidated Edison owns part of a site that the Park51 developers want to use for the center. The utility says that after an appraisal, the rent for that part has gone up, and now Park51 owes $1.7 million in back rent.

In court papers, Park51 disputed the figure. The developer says Con Ed is using an incorrect formula to determine the rent and back payments owed. A spokesman declined to comment further when contacted via email.

A court date in connection to the dispute is scheduled for November.