Chinese-American Planning Council

Protesting Chinese-American Planning Council and the 24-Hour Workday

Posted April 29, 2021 at 5:04 am

Yesterday, employees of the Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC) protested outside the headquarters of the nation’s largest Chinese-American social services organization at 150 Elizabeth Street in Chinatown. The action was for what they considered unfair wage practices as home-care attendees. “End the 24-hour workday” and “No More 24” was the rallying cry from Chinese Staff and […]

Excavation Underway for 30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Last modified April 13, 2021 at 9:00 am

On the backside of Essex Crossing, another gargantuan development is full steam ahead. Poised to cast more shadows. The excavators have been moving earth at the former Beth Hamedrash Hagadol site on Norfolk Street for over a month. Readying the parcel for the foundation to support a towering development (aka GoBroome) that will ascend thirty […]

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Construction Begins on 30-Story Development at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Posted January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

To stand in the intersection of Broome and Suffolk Streets is a lesson in claustrophobia. A canyon of ten-foot plywood dwarfing those who pass. All thanks to dueling developments – ongoing Essex Crossing, plus a newcomer across the way. That’s right, the gargantuan development replacing the burned-down Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – dubbed GoBroome – is […]

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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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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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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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Already with NYPL, Seward Park Gains a ‘Little Free Library’

Posted June 10, 2019 at 5:09 am

Seward Park just gained a new library … in the shadow of another. And one that won’t nab you for late fees. Over the weekend, the Seward Park Conservancy unveiled the Seward Park Little Free Library. It’s a wee weatherproof cubby next to the small children’s playground inside the park, and operates on the standard […]

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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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