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DCP to Hear Zoning Variance Proposal for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Towers

Posted December 3, 2019 at 5:00 am

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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Drilling Begins at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol for New 30-Story Development

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

And so it begins. The full-scale redevelopment of the charred Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site on Norfolk Street. Back in June, the Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish the surviving south tower, which city officials had hoped to incorporate into the new two-towered development in the works. City engineers subsequently surveyed the wreckage and concluded […]

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Demolition Approved for Surviving Tower of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Deemed Unsafe

Posted June 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is nothing left to save of the burned-out Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street. The city determined this week that the remaining structure, further destabilized by sitting exposed for two years after the fire, is not fit for restoration. The Landmarks Preservation Commission approved plans to demolish the surviving south tower, which city officials […]

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This is the 30-Story Behemoth Replacing Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Last modified March 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm

Take a look. This is the mess of glass replacing the burned-out Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. The new rendering, released by developer Gotham Organization and revealed by City Realty last week, is from the angle of Broome and Suffolk Streets. (Dattner Architects, whose fingerprints are also on Essex Crossing with The Goldin […]

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LPC Approves Additional Demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

Posted October 3, 2018 at 5:08 am

The Landmarks Preservations Commission yesterday approved additional demolition of the fire-scorched Beth Hamedrash Hagadol synagogue on Norfolk Street. The city agency had previously okayed the prior demolition, but the development team – which includes the Chinese-American Planning Council and Dattner Architects – returned this week claiming more portions of the surviving structure were unsafe and […]

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