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Norfolk St. Synagogue Puts Demolition Plan on Hold

The Lo-Down has learned this morning that the leadership of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol has decided, at least for the moment, to drop its bid to demolish the synagogue's historic home at 60 Norfolk St.  The Landmarks Preservation Commission was...

LES Preservationists: Tell the Landmarks Commission to Save Synagogue

We've been following the plight of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the shuttered synagogue at 60 Norfolk St. The Landmarks Preservation Commission is weighing a proposal from the synagogue to demolish the building, which was protected in 1967.  Today a local...

Followup: Norfolk Street Synagogue’s Last Stand?

Shortly before the December holidays we broke the news that the leadership of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, a New York City landmark since 1967, was seeking permission to demolish its 163-year old building on the Lower East Side.  The synagogue...

Landmarked Synagogue Seeks Demolition Approval

There's big news tonight concerning Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the historic synagogue at 60 Norfolk Street.  The leadership of the shuttered site has filed an application with the Landmarks Preservation Commission seeking permission to demolish the building to make way...

Followup: Jewish Conservancy’s Work to Preserve Norfolk Street Synagogue

Earlier this week, we published a story about the future of Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, the landmarked synagogue at 60 Norfolk Street.  The synagogue's rabbi, Mendl Greenbaum, has been looking for developers interested in purchasing and restoring the run-down building,...

Rabbi Seeks Partners in Synagogue Restoration

If you think you've seen more guys in suits walking in and out of Lower East Side buildings lately, it's probably not your imagination.  Real estate insiders say interest in the neighborhood has skyrocketed this summer.  The reason is...

Three Men Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Steal From Synagogue

Three men were charged with breaking into Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, 60 Norfolk Street, on Sunday. According to the Daily News, they were caught by Rabbi Mendel Greenbaum trying to steal copper memorials from the wall. Several other religious articles...

Snow Day on the L.E.S., Take Two

Schools closed, traffic snarled and most mass transit stuttered, but for those who ventured around the Lower East Side and the East Village on foot today, there was plenty of snowy scenery to appreciate. Wednesday's one-two punch of a storm that ended in the...

Inside Jewish Sacred Sites with the LES Conservancy

Last month, we reported the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy is preparing to open a new Visitor Center at 400 Grand Street later this summer.  If you walk by the storefront, formerly Ruby's Fruits, you might notice a poster...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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