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New Renderings and Permits for 30-Story Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Tower

Posted May 14, 2020 at 5:05 am

With the gaze of New Yorkers trained toward COVID-19 and the disruption of daily life, big real estate moves on. The gargantuan two-towered development set to rise atop the ruins of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street moves one step closer to reality. Last month, Dattner Architects filed paperwork to construct the development known as […]

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City Council Approves 30-Story Tower Atop Destroyed Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Posted March 6, 2020 at 5:03 am

City Council last week unanimously approved the rezoning of the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site at Broome and Norfolk Streets, paving the way for a gargantuan new development. As previously reported, the proposed project (aka GO Broome) is a two-tower joint venture between the Chinese-American Planning Council nonprofit and the Gotham Organization, and sits directly […]

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City Planning Commission to Vote on Controversial Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Towers this Month [Updated]

Last modified January 8, 2020 at 11:32 am

In early-December, the City Planning Commission convened a public hearing on the controversial development proposed for the fire-scorched Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site at Norfolk and Broome Streets. No vote followed. As previously reported, the project (aka GO Broome) is a two-towered joint venture between the Chinese-American Planning Council nonprofit and the Gotham Organization. Together, the […]

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The Unholy Alliance of New York City Upzoning and how it’s Affecting the Lower East Side [OP-ED]

Posted December 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

The following editorial was written by nascent grassroots group, Lower East Side Against upzoning. Today City Planning Commission votes on the two-towered development atop Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. A new tact employed by large for-profit developers is to obliterate zoning rules to capture vast public resources for private gain. The strategy innovated to rewrite city zoning […]

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DCP to Hear Zoning Variance Proposal for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Towers

Last modified December 15, 2019 at 7:59 pm

The proposed two-towered development atop the fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site is the subject of a public hearing before the Department of City Planning this week. The size and heft of the block-long beast – co-developed by Gotham Organization and the Chinese-American Planning Council – is apparently not permissible under the current zoning designation (R-8). […]

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Family Alleges Negligence in Death of Worker at LES Synagogue Site

Last modified October 29, 2019 at 10:03 am

The law firm representing the construction worker killed in the Lower East Side synagogue collapse last week outlined more details of what happened. According to a press release by the Platta Law Firm, it appears the legal investigation centers on a negligence claim. Apparently the two victims, including the deceased – Ridgewood resident Stanislaw Supinski […]

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Family of Construction Worker Killed in Norfolk Street Synagogue Collapse Lawyers Up

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:06 am

The family of the construction worker killed while working at the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site has lawyered up and is seeking legal recourse. The victim, identified as Ridgewood resident Stanislaw Supinski, had been part of the demolition team onsite when a large portion of the south tower collapsed, trapping him and a cohort. Up to […]

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There is Nothing Left of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street

Posted October 23, 2019 at 5:06 am

The arson attack against Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street hollowed out the 167-year-old synagogue. Yet, any hope of the remains being incorporated into the planned development on its ashes is dashed. Just take a look. There is nothing left of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. The tragedy compounded Monday morning thanks to the fatal structural collapse […]

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More on Yesterday’s Fatal Wall Collapse at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Last modified October 22, 2019 at 9:34 am

Yesterday morning, the surviving south tower of the Beth Hamedrash Hagadol wreckage site collapsed, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. “A worker who leaves for a job site in the morning deserves to come home safely every single night,” Mayor de Blasio wrote in his “thoughts and prayers” Tweet in the afternoon. It […]

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Breaking: South Tower of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Collapses, Workers Trapped [Updated]

Last modified October 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Shortly after 10am this morning, the surviving south tower of the burned-out Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue collapsed, trapping two workers beneath the rubble. The fire department quickly responded and rescued both from beneath the debris. EMS was also on scene to treat the workers, according to the blotter on the Citizen mobile app. Little is […]

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