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Bloomingburg, NY - Judge Plops Down Restraining Order On Hasidic Residences' Certificates At Chestnut Ridge

Published on: August 23, 2015 11:22 AM
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Rt 17 West shows the exit sign to Bloomingburg NY. on Nov. 24, 2014 (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)Rt 17 West shows the exit sign to Bloomingburg NY. on Nov. 24, 2014 (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)

Bloomingburg, NY - On Friday, a Sullivan County Court judge granted a temporary restraining order on 24 certificates of occupancy granted earlier this month to developers of the controversial Chestnut Ridge Hasidic community in Bloomingburg.

RECORDONLINE.com (http://bit.ly/1KCrnV0) reports that the restraining order was in response to a petition filed late Thursday by the Town of Mamakating stating that, according to its expert, the roads inside the Chestnut Ridge development are in violation of local fire codes and would endanger residents.

In issuing the order, Judge Stephan Shick set a September 9 hearing date on the matter.

Steve Mogel, attorney for the village of Bloomingburg—-who has been locked in a month-long court battle over the certificates with neighboring Mamakating—-said the village’s inspector previously cleared the streets for use.

The architect of the Hasidic community, developer Shalom Lamm, said lawyers for his company Sullivan Farms are set to file an appeal on Monday.


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 Aug 23, 2015 at 12:08 PM oh Says:

what a shame , reminds of Rev. steven weiss, Judge shick nice man ............................................

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 Aug 23, 2015 at 12:27 PM Anonymous Says:

With all the lawyer fees adding up, Lamm must be making a tremendous profit selling homes to impoverished chassidim. One only wonders if it was worth risking all the ensuing anti-semitism and negative publicity to get so much money

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 Aug 23, 2015 at 04:53 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

With all the lawyer fees adding up, Lamm must be making a tremendous profit selling homes to impoverished chassidim. One only wonders if it was worth risking all the ensuing anti-semitism and negative publicity to get so much money

Please do your homework before posting. I know from personal dealings with shalom lamn and speaking with the town people meaning most upright citizens (that have jobs not some upstate hicks) that shalom lamn is doing theright thing and Is offering jobs and totally not spreading antisemitism to the locals and is in really good relationship with the fire department and so on and so forth. The main reason for all the antisemitism is coming from neighboring town people that are making all the trouble and a few (quote) antisemites that live in Bloomingburg which the majority don't have jobs and are doing illegal activities to pass time like drugs and vandalism to the current up building of that nice little town that as a matter of fact is one of the poorest towns in upstate and while Shulem lamn is already building up the economy there. And in the coming years hopefully going to become a build up nice town to live in for either friend or foe with nice infrastructure that he invested already 5 million towards a bigger and better sewer system that was in desperate needs. Etc etc there is a lot more to write about but my hands are becoming weary.

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 Aug 23, 2015 at 05:51 PM Abba_S Says:

Lam is just a figurehead Satmar is behind this and footing the legal bills. Once they get Certificates of Occupancy for the houses Satmar can take over Bloomingburg. The town has only 425 residents, add 396 new houses with at least 2 eligible voters per house they have 792 voters who vote as a block ..

Judge Schick issued his ruling upon hearing only one side, the Town of Mamakating. Lamm is presently suing both Bloomingburg and Mamakating in Federal court for discrimination and although the federal judge did dismiss some of the claims, the remaining claims were severe enough that the.judge found that some officials will be personal liable if found guilty.

Judge Schick was also the judge that put the stop work order, stopping the building of these houses, which was overturned on appeal. It seems that the Town of Bloomingburg considers the road wide enough as it issued the Certificate of Occupancy but the Town of Mamakating holds the road is not wide enough.
The fire trucks used in Bloomingburg are standard pumpers not the hook and ladders that we have in NYC, so if it's a two lane street there should be more than enough room to get into and around the development.

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 Aug 23, 2015 at 10:31 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

With all the lawyer fees adding up, Lamm must be making a tremendous profit selling homes to impoverished chassidim. One only wonders if it was worth risking all the ensuing anti-semitism and negative publicity to get so much money

who needs goyim anti-semites when we have our own? I guess you live in a nice comfy home and have a bed for each of your children. or you're a young punk who has no idea what that even means!

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 Aug 24, 2015 at 12:31 PM Anonymous Says:

How dare they take such action against this vital housing needed by the frum tzibur and developed by the son of one of the greatest roshei yeshivos of modern times.

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