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Congregation Shearith Israel: Key Documents

The following timeline provides links to key documents about CSI's application
and community opposition. For copies of documents not linked here, please contact

Statements of opposition from
Landmarks Preservation Commission review
Norman Marcus, Esq.

April 2007
CSI's initial BSA application
Existing scheme drawings
Proposed scheme drawings
As-of-right scheme drawings

June 2007
BSA's 48 objections to CSI's application
Opposition's June 28 planning analysis

September 2007
CSI's response to BSA objections
Response letter from CSI's economic consultant

Opposition's September 26 planning analysis

October 2007
BSA's additional 22 objections to CSI's application
Community Board 7's October 17 meeting

November 2007
Community Board 7's November 19 meeting
BSA's November 27 public meeting
November 20 Statement in Opposition

December 2007
Community Board 7's December 4 meeting - includes
full board vote to deny all 7 of CSI's variance requests

January 2008
Opposition submissions:
January 28 Statement in Opposition
Alan D. Sugarman, Esq.
Martin B. Levine, real estate appraiser
Craig Morrison, architect

February 2008
BSA's February 12 public meeting
Martin B. Levine's critique of CSI's economic analysis
Walter B. Melvin Architects
NYS Senator Thomas K. Duane
Elliott D. Sclar, urban planner

Otis Pratt Pearsall

March 2008
March 25 Statement in Opposition
Brief by Susan Nial, Esq.
Grubb & Ellis, real estate appraisers
David Rosenberg, Esq.

April 2008
BSA's April 15 public meeting
James A. Greer, Esq.

June 2008
June 10 Statement in Opposition
Alan D. Sugarman, Esq.
BSA's June 24 public meeting

August 2008
BSA's August 26 decision approving all 7 variances

September 2008
Lawsuit filed against BSA, CSI et. al.

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