The Imam behind the proposed Lower Manhattan Islamic Center is being ordered by a New Jersey judge to prove he's fixing numerous problems at an apartment building he owns in Union City.
The judge gave Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf until late Thursday to prove he's fixing safety violations at the 16-unit building. Rauf didn't attend the hearing, but his attorney testified that repairs are underway.
Rauf has until early October to complete the fixes and pay bills -- or risk having the building put into receivership.
A Union City spokesman has called Rauf among the city's worst landlords. Nether Rauf nor his lawyer could be reached for comment.