Norfolk Street

30-Story Tower at Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Site Takes its Spot in LES Skyline

Posted November 23, 2021 at 5:01 am

It’s not enough to have Essex Crossing dominate the Lower East Side skyline around Delancey Street. Now, another. The hulking tower rising from the literal ashes of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol is already halfway to the top, currently sitting at a healthy fifteen stories. This much after the better part of a year under construction. As […]

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Senior Tenant Locked out by AAFE Demands to Go Home [Updated]

Last modified August 24, 2021 at 4:27 pm

A longtime resident of 141 Norfolk Street is going public against her landlord for literally changing the locks. Lichang Wang, a senior citizen, is demanding access to her apartment of ten years from said landlord, the Lower East Side nonprofit Asian Americans for Equality. Wang and advocates will rally in front of 111 Divison Street […]

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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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Thieves Steal Outdoor Heater and Assault Worker Outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street

Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:03 am

Outdoor dining structure have become easy pickings for area criminals. Two thieves filched the heater from the corral outside La Contenta on Norfolk Street last Monday (December 29), the restaurant manager tells us. We’re told that the pair staked out the scene at around 8:30am, then returned an hour later for the goods. However, the […]

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The Market Line Joins the Sidewalk Dining Trend with New ‘Patio’

Last modified August 21, 2020 at 9:17 am

The Market Line is joining the outdoor commerce movement during these pandemic times. Now returned from its months-long COVID-19 sidelining, the Lower East Side food court has gone upstairs. With a wraparound dining patio on Norfolk Street. Participating vendors teamed up to contribute signature items to a single, joint Market Line menu only available outdoors. […]

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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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