Norfolk Street

Major Demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Appears Mostly Complete

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is dead. Long live Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. Yes, the 167-year-old house of worship was ruined before the fire. And, yes, the blaze destroyed whatever historic character remained. But now, pretty much nothing is left of the city-mandated landmark. It’s a hollowed-out shell of its former self. Demolition crews, under the supervision of […]

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More on that Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 7:44 am

Shenanigans at the so-called “Animal House” on Norfolk Street are under police scrutiny. But the landlord apparently isn’t playing ball. To recap… For the better part of the last year, rowdy residents of 180-182 Norfolk Street have reportedly been partying like crazy, without regard for the surroundings. Neighbors continue to tell us that the get-togethers […]

‘Sunita Bar’ on Norfolk Street is Not for Sale [Updated]

Last modified April 6, 2018 at 11:27 am

[Updated Below] On the block for the last fifteen years, Sunita Bar on Norfolk Street has been featured in several real estate listings circulating online. The week-old listing posted to Craigslist advertises the business at 106 Norfolk Street for sale. However, the owner of Sunita tells us that this listing is bogus. “This is not […]

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100 Norfolk Penthouse Sells for Record Setting $6.73M

Last modified February 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm

The cantilevered box of condos at 100 Norfolk Street debuted late last year, and became an instant eyesore, following in the grand tradition of Blue just across the street. Now, word is circulating that its crown jewel penthouse just closed for an eye-popping $6.73 million. The real estate PR machine is calling this transaction the […]

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What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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Developers of Senior Housing at Synagogue Site Admit Surprise by Mayor’s Rivington House Renege

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:13 am

On Tuesday, Mayor de Blasio shocked the community when he reneged on the year-old promise to bring affordable senior housing and health care facility to 30 Pike Street. This project on a city-owned parcel (currently for Department of Environmental Protection) was supposed to have been an olive branch after screwing the Lower East Side out of […]

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Developers Outline Plans for 2-Tower Housing at Scorched LES Synagogue Site

Posted January 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

From the fire-scorched remains of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol will rise a residential complex comprised of two towers, one of which is three times the size of the other. It’s all part of a proposal by the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) and developer Gotham Organization to impart an “intergenerational community anchored by neighborhood retail and community […]

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De Blasio Scuttles Deal for Rivington House Replacement at 30 Pike Street

Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:14 am

Talk about a bait and switch. Mayor de Blasio yesterday reneged on his year-old promise of senior affordable housing at 30 Pike Street, currently a Department of Environmental Protection facility. It had been a knee-jerk remedy in response to his atrocious handling of the Rivington House scandal. However, that plan was just scuttled in favor […]

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Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is a Nub of its Former Self [PHOTOS]

Posted January 2, 2018 at 9:49 am

After weeks of demolition activity, the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue is merely a nub of its former self. Even before the fire, the house of worship, a crowned city landmark, was long in demise. Its steward, Rabbi Greenbaum, essentially let the place gradually rot since closure of the congregation back in 2007. The flames, […]

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Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Decapitated as Demolition Continues [PHOTOS]

Last modified December 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

It was torture enough to watch the slow deterioration and subsequent arson-based inferno that gutted the 167-year-old Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. But this sight is equally heartbreaking. For the last couple weeks, a wrecking crew has been dispatched to 60 Norfolk Street with the express purpose of demolishing the unstable bits. That […]

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