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    Bais Rivkah Crown Heights to Build 12-Story New Building

    Bais Rivkah in Crown Heights released plans for a new, state-of-the art, 12-story building to be built next to Campus Chomesh on Lefferts Avenue, featuring schools, sports facilities and offices. Full Story, Photos, Video

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    NICE
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    NICE

    LOOKS MORE LIKE A MUSEUM

    Who’s paying?
    Guest
    Who’s paying?

    Where are they coming up with $50 Million from?

    Please make a swimming pool!
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    Please make a swimming pool!

    This is such great news!!!

    Wow
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    Wow

    I like to see people dream, now let’s see them making It a reality… almost as fast as ohalei Torah expansion?

    oh has actually
    Guest
    oh has actually

    they have expended into the Two apartment Buildings next Door, only Visible from the inside

    Practical?
    Guest
    Practical?

    Looks great, legally a preschool cannot be above the third floor

    Last picture
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    Last picture

    If you look in the last picture you can see that by every classroom door is an animal lit up. Most of them are non-kosher and I hope this is not overlooked. As Chabad chassidim, the emphasized the importance of everything that our children see. Shkoyach

    NICE
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    NICE

    you have an amazing eyesight and was able to dedect such a small detail there. I did no even realized. 100/100 vision!
    detail oriented.

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    Very strange looking and not suited to the space. Why are we doing this? Rumors say that there are those looking to sell the building and land on Crown Street to developers and use that money to develop this project.
    Who is going to profit from this project?

    Jack
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    Jack

    I see two main issues with the design(there are lots more).

    1- Having kids take an elevator is a bad idea.
    2- I don’t like the open air concept with half walls in a school in between floors.

    Agreed. Kids will be leaning over those railings a
    Guest
    Agreed. Kids will be leaning over those railings a

    Agreed. Kids will be leaning over those railings all the time, could ch”v be extremely dangerous. And some kids are terrified of elevators – are they supposed to climb 10 flights of stairs every day? In addition, in case of fire having to lead preschoolers down all those stairs is a phenomenally bad idea. Did it not occur to anyone to put the high schoolers up there and keep the preschool at street level?!

    A longtime CH member
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    A longtime CH member

    Strange layout with swimmimg pool and dance area way up inside building. For security reasons with outside school personnel participating in using sports areas this mingling with students etc. makes little sense. That area should have separate entrance and be on ground floor. Looks like there are areas of wasted space and in general design not suited for purpose. Architecture should be redesigned with input of CH population.

    B'zechus R'Shimon
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    B'zechus R'Shimon

    Hatzlocha rabba, great initiative. Hope you get to use some of the space to cater to the less ‘standard’ girls

    Josh
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    Josh

    👍

    kol hakavod
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    kol hakavod

    for this you need space in your heart and to follow the Rebbe’s directives of what Chinuch is meant to be, and this can be done without compromising Yiddishkeit. A lot of the curriculum can be changed towards allowing this to happen.

    kol hakavod
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    kol hakavod

    and the methods of teachings, not easy for lots of kids to be so many hours in a desk

    true
    Guest
    true

    we need to also put lots of focus on helping our children to love Yiddishkeit

    beautiful design
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    beautiful design

    beautiful design

    Nice building, hope tuition will be free too
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    Nice building, hope tuition will be free too

    We need to have not only of physical nice building but Strong Jews Future Generations, Jewish Education must be free and available for all kids and the school need to be run on donations only and maybe on government money too. So it’s good idea to have offices that will pay off the building maintace and community area that will benefit all.
    Thanks and yes school can’t run on elevators due to the safety plans, but who knows what is the technology in this building will be …

    Concerned
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    Concerned

    Elevators?? Twelve storeys? In a school?? And the $50m price tag?? I prob have no business joining this discussion as it’s obviously the result of hundreds of hours of meetings and input but please allow me to voice my concerns about the elevator (for starters) What were to happen in the event of a fire Gd forbid? Or some other emergency? And if the elevators get jammed at any time? Doesn’t bear thinking about. Re the price tag, I sincerely hope that every single teacher and rebbe in all the neighborhood schools will have their salaries paid on time each… Read more »

    C Haf
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    C Haf

    I don’t see how this building can become a reality, after all, the zoning laws in crown hights only let up to six floor buildings

    Shocked Beth Rivkah alumna from 1978!
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    Shocked Beth Rivkah alumna from 1978!

    It’s a beautiful looking building, but before anyone spends money on it, I’d like to see that same 50 million dollars put into some kind of secure financial vehicle that will be at no risk of depleting, and used ONLY for teachers’ salaries. I am shocked that anyone would think of building a new building again, before the teachers’ salaries are provided for. If, after that, there is more money available to build, then kol hakovod. They should also re-think all of the safety issues in the design plan, and the spiritual safety issue, and revamp it and then, after… Read more »

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