From this New York Times story, the reaction appears to be mixed. Said Malik Nadeem Abid, a Brooklyn insurance agent:
It was not a politically smart move, from my perspective. No one wants a center in downtown Manhattan that stands as a permanent fixture of this terrible tension.
Yet the decision has been made, he said, “and we can’t let the loudest voices dictate what happens.” Still, he added, if the center were built 5 or 10 blocks away, as some people have proposed, “I don’t think it would matter very much.”
The range of opinions, the story says, reflects the diversity of Muslims in America.
And thanks, Bro. Sensei, for the link.