Browsing: 2812 voorhies ave

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These two fliers landed in my inbox this week, in the wake of a Brooklyn Supreme Court ruling that tossed out Bay People’s lawsuit against the organizers of the Voorhies Avenue mosque. We’re not going to editorialize much on these fliers, since last time we posted fliers it turned out the one that claimed to…

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A Kings County Supreme Court judge refused yesterday to issue an injunction against the proposed mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue that would have required them to halt construction. But Bay People, the opponents of the mosque, are saying the “fight is far from over.” The morning hearing was for a preliminary injunction to stop contractors…

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Opponents of the Sheepshead Bay Islamic Cultural Center have suspended their daily protests after Department of Buildings inspectors shut down construction at 2812 Voorhies Avenue yesterday. Bay People sent Sheepshead Bites the following message: Inspectors finally showed to the construction site after Bay People sent a number of letters to DOB officials and politicians calling…

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The Department of Buildings has confirmed that inspectors visited the site of the Islamic Cultural Center (2812 Voorhies Avenue) today, and ordered all workers to cease construction immediately for violations of their partial Stop Work Order. Upon inspection, the department found excavation work being performed that violated an existing Stop Work Order on the elevator…

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Opponents of the Islamic Cultural Center under construction at 2812 Voorhies Avenue plan to picket the project on a daily basis, the group Bay People has announced. Infuriated by city officials’ stonewalling of their requests to challenge approval of the project, Bay People – founded solely to battle the establishment of the cultural center and…

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It appears the long battle over the Voorhies Avenue Islamic Cultural Center is nearing an end, as the Department of Buildings has issued permits to begin construction immediately. The permits were the final bureaucratic hurdle to breaking ground, and came after three in-depth DOB reviews of the property owners’ plans. Machinery for excavating and constructing…

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After months of trying, opponents to the proposed Sheepshead Bay Islamic Center nearly got what they’ve been demanding from Community Board 15: a vote. But it wasn’t meant to be. Several speakers continued their monthly plea at last night’s meeting for the board to express opposition to the planned mosque at 2812 Voorhies Avenue, and…

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The Department of Buildings has lifted the controversial hold they placed on the proposed 2812 Voorhies Avenue mosque today, providing the ultimate green-light for construction to begin immediately. Backers of the Sheepshead Bay Islamic Community Center met with DOB officials today to clarify on certain points of their plan. Their final paperwork passed DOB muster,…

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A spokesperson for the Department of Buildings has told Sheepshead Bites that additional reviews of buildings are “not uncommon,” and that the issues that spurred the latest review of the proposed mosque’s plans are “easily rectified.” The main issue behind the third review of 2812 Voorhies Avenue, just days after it was approved twice by…

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After a year-long Department of Buildings review of the proposed Voorhies Avenue mosque finally passed examiner’s muster last week, the city stunned the center’s proponents by placing a hold on the project. The agency’s records show that the plan for 2812 Voorhies Avenue was approved on Wednesday, then reviewed and approved a second time on…