January 2018 Community Board 3 Meetings: Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, Ace Hotel Restaurants, Essex Crossing School

Workers continue to dismantle unstable portions of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street.

Workers continue to dismantle unstable portions of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol on Norfolk Street.

Community Board 3 is out with its January 2018 meeting agendas. Here’s a look at some of the issues that various committees will be discussing in the new year.

On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the land use committee will be briefed on the continuing demolition of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the Norfolk Street synagogue that was devastated by an arson fire this past May. One of the towers has already been toppled. Work crews are now going to work on the second tower. We’ll presumably be hearing more next months about plans for a new development project on a parcel behind the synagogue wreckage. The Landmarks Preservation Commission has instructed the property owner to save as much of the historic shul as possible.

On Thursday, Jan. 4, the human services/education committee will discuss ongoing efforts to build a school at Essex Crossing. As we reported in November, State Assembly member Yuh-Line Niou is trying to revive a campaign to fund construction of the school, which would be located on Suffolk Street.

On Tuesday, January 9 the State Liquor Authority Committee will review an application for two large restaurants with the new Ace Hotel at 223-225 Bowery. High profile chef Nick Morgenstern is set to run the ground floor and rooftop establishments.

You can see full meeting details here.