Creflo Dollar, the controversial tele-evangelist best friend of Bishop Eddie Long is thinking of moving to New York.
The Atlanta-based theologian made a pitch to take over the enormous building and turn it into an arena and multipurpose facility — and he’d pay for the development with his own financing, sources told The NY Post.
Dollar’s offer was prompted by a yearlong study of the armory by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who helped to scuttle the last proposal put together by the Bloomberg administration to turn it into a retail and entertainment center.
Dollar “wants to turn it into a multi-use facility,” one source said. “He’s got a huge following and needs an arena.”
But the source cautioned:
“You’d be handing over a public property to a religious institution. That would require a lot of discussion.”
Another source said that Dollar — who travels the nation in a Gulfstream jet and packs Madison Square Garden for weekend-long revivals — has virtually no chance of taking over the city-owned facility, even though his ministries are taking in $65 million a year.
“How many jobs would a church create?” the source asked.