172 Eldridge Street

Assafa Islamic Center Revealed at 172 Eldridge

Posted August 7, 2013 at 5:42 am

As Ramadan concludes, we bring news that the Lower East Side will soon have a brand new masjid to call its own. At 172 Eldridge Street.

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Assafa Islamic Center at 172 Eldridge Back on Track

Posted October 17, 2012 at 6:09 am

The beleaguered Assafa Islamic Center at 172 Eldridge Street is apparently back on track after a series of derailments.

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Progress Report: Assafa Islamic Center at 172 Eldridge

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 3:57 pm

Construction of the new Assafa Islamic Center at 172 Eldridge Street is straddling the proverbial speed bump. From the outset, the fourteen-year-old institution has had plenty of problems with the new facility, including subtle run-ins with the DOB, some stop work orders, and numerous complaints for after-hours construction. But now the issue is funding.

Work Anew at Assafa Islamic Center, 172 Eldridge Street

Posted April 5, 2010 at 6:27 am

Ever since a pair of steel supports was installed back in October, it has been all quiet on the Eldridge mosque front.  The worksite at 172 Eldridge was quiet through autumn and winter.  But now spring is finally here, and with it renewed construction efforts.

Assafa Islamic Center Shuttered by DOB

Posted November 23, 2009 at 6:27 am

The Assafa Islamic Center on Allen Street, which currently has a new facility under construction at 172 Eldridge Street, was shuttered last week by order of the DOB. Apparently, the FDNY proclaimed the cellar mosque an illegal house of worship with conditions that are “imminently perilous to life.” Conditions such as the single “means of […]

An Interesting Story Behind 172 Eldridge

Last modified November 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm

In doing research for the post about the new mosque planned for 172 Eldridge Street, we discovered some interesting history behind the property.  It involves a tugboat called James D. Nichols, rough seas, and plenty of drowning.

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New Mosque Planned for 172 Eldridge

Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

172 Eldridge Street has been little more than a rotting, inactive dirt pit for quite some time.  The vacant lot, located just north of Delancey, is owned by the Assafa Islamic Center.  In a move to expand above and beyond their longtime subterranean dwelling at 172 Allen, the organization is erecting a new mosque (masjid) […]