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LPC Rescinds Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Landmarking, Paving Way for Towering Development

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

On Mother’s Day in 2017, a teenaged arsonist torched Beth Hamedrash Hagadol. Three years later, the smoldering Norfolk Street site is no longer a city landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission last week voted to rescind the special designation that protected the synagogue for five decades. It was purportedly done so without much discussion from the […]

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LPC to Rescind Landmark Status of Demolished Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site

Last modified June 11, 2020 at 9:43 am

Hollowed out by fire exactly three years ago, the Norfolk Street lot that hosted Beth Hamedrash Hagadol for over a century is closer to being de-landmarked. Another step toward massive re-development. The Landmarks Preservation Commission reportedly voted last month to calendar a rescission vote for 60 Norfolk Street. Meaning, tearing down the protective designation that […]

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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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