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nycmc

60,000 SF COmmunity powerhouse

 

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THANK YOU FOR HELPING BREAK $2 MILLION!

OUTDOOR EXCAVATION HAS BEGUN!

 
 


The NYC Muslim Center (NYCMC) Expansion is a NYC DOB approved, community-centered project that will enlarge the current 35,000 SF NYCMC to a 60,000 SF Community Powerhouse

The project will develop & expand the branches of NYCMC including Masjid 'Eesa ibn Maryam, FKAD Institute, NYCMC Foster Care, Wellspring Elementary, Middle and High and The Hatebusters.
 

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EXPANSION SUMMARY

 
  • New 9,700 SF rooftop space with 5,700 rooftop field for community programs

  • New 9,700 SF floor with 12 new & larger classrooms

  • New 6,500 SF NBA size gymnasium with bleachers

  • New 2,400 SF sister's prayer hall

  • New 1,150 SF cafeteria

  • New 1,000 SF multipurpose hall

  • New creative computing laboratory and multipurpose laboratory

  • New restrooms on gymnasium level and first floor

  • New elevator serving gymnasium, first and second floors

  • New elevator for brother's and sister's prayer halls

  • New & larger ablution and restrooms for both sisters and brothers

  • Launch of new bachelor's degree program (BDP) in Arabic and Islamic studies

  • Expansion of Wellspring Islamic School to High School

 

 

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Organization History

 

  • 2006


    FKAD Institute leases a 5,000 SF facility in Astoria, NY


    FKAD Institute introduces its Arabic studies curriculum


    FKAD Institute officially opens to the public offering Arabic courses


    FKAD Institute holds its first seminar "Khidr & Knowledge"

  • 2007


    FKAD Institute introduces Islamic Studies courses


    FKAD Institute holds it's weekend seminar entitled "The Jinn"


  • 2008


    FKAD Institute launches online Arabic courses


    FKAD Institute launches its first talk show: Knowledge Unleashed


  • 2009


    FKAD Institute embarks on a Seerah Tour to Madinah, Makkah, Jordan, Badr, Uhud & Taif


    FKAD Institute tours New Jersey with courses, lectures and seminars


    FKAD Institute launches its first Ramadan Online Program - Got Mulk: Tafsir of Surah Mulk


    FKAD Institute launches its family program FKAD Usrah


    FKAD Institute opens FKAD Cafe


  • 2010


    FKAD Institute launches its History Certificate program


    FKAD Institute launches its Summer Camp for children


    FKAD Institute launches its Saturday School program


    FKAD Institute begins the first semester of the Associate’s Degree Program in Arabic and Islamic Studies including locations in Astoria, Bay Shore, Manhattan and Teaneck, NJ


    FKAD Institute launches the ArabiXia virtual world program for learning Arabic


    Due to space constraints, FKAD Institute announces that it will begin the NYC Muslim Center (NYCMC) Project – purchasing a 35,000 SF community center that will become the umbrella organization for FKAD Institute, an Islamic School, a Masjid & a Foster Care initiative


    FKAD Institute launches classes for New Converts


    NYCMC is formally established (tax-id 27-3308812) as tax exempt, not for profit organization


    A contract is signed for $3,000,000.00 to purchase the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Holy Trinity Lutheran School, a 35,000 SF Church and Private School located in Hollis, NY.


  • 2011


    In 4 months, NYCMC raises $625,300.00 in donations and $2,374,700.00 in non-interest-bearing loans for the 35,000 SF facility purchase


    NYCMC renovates the purchased facility


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam, a new branch of NYCMC, opens & holds it’s first prayer services


    FKAD Institute, now a branch of NYCMC, holds its first courses of the ADP Program at NYCMC


    FKAD Institute holds “The Decade To Come” weekend conference


    Wellspring Elementary, a new branch of NYCMC, opens in 2 months with 4 grades (Pre-K, K, 1st and 2nd)


    Wellspring Elementary installs Smart Boards


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam holds its first Ramadan with iftaar, taraweeh prayers and taraweeh talks


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam launches it’s Quran Memorization Program & Saturday Children’s Program


    The first shahadah takes place at Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam


    $394,589.72 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


  • 2012


    NYCMC opens a weekly food pantry and monthly soup kitchen for the greater NYC community


    Wellspring Elementary adds 3rd grade to its school


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam launches the Summer Fun & Learning Program


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam launches the Monday Night Boost program


    NYCMC adds split-unit air conditioning throughout the facility


    NYCMC renovates bathrooms and wudu areas


    $615,852.96 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


  • 2013


    Wellspring Elementary adds 4th grade to its school


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam holds its Brainiax youth program


    FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled “What’s Love Got To Do With It? - Love and Romance Done Right”


    $298,210.80 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


  • 2014


    NYCMC announces that it will embark on an expansion project due to rapid community growth


    Wellspring Elementary adds 5th grade to its school


    Wellspring Elementary adds a computer lab to its school


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam launches it’s Quran Insight & Morning Light programs


    NYCMC holds the Got Game? Basketball tournament


    FKAD Institute students head out to Times Square, NYC for dawah outreach


    FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled “Joy Replacing Anxiety- Dealing with Calamities, Depression and Distress”


    FKAD Institute holds a weekend conference entitled "The Sword & Jizya"


    $347,546.52 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


  • 2015


    NYCMC Foster Care is officially recognized by COFCCA, a leading umbrella Foster Care organization in NYC


    FKAD Institute launches the Tafsir Thrillers program


    Masjid Eesa ibn Maryam launches its Quran for Moms program


    The Hatebusters, the 5th branch of NYCMC, is officially launched


    Two Hatebuster trucks run in various states countering islamophobia


    Wellspring Elementary expands to Wellspring Elementary & Middle and adds 6th grade to it’s school


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle adds 3D printing to its school


    NYCMC Foster Care holds its first official meeting and orientation


    FKAD Institute holds it’s first graduating class of the ADP Program with 29 students


    NYCMC Foster Care holds its second official meeting and orientation


    $154,000.00 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


  • 2016


    NYCMC provides its training and cultural sensitivity workshop to 25 NYC Foster Care Agencies


    The First Lady of NYC, Chirlane McCray, visits NYCMC to speak about the ThriveNYC campaign


    FKAD Institute holds it’s first graduating class of the Arabic 360 Program with 11 students


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle adds 7th grade to its school


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle adds technology & entrepreneurship to its school


    The NYC Department of Buildings approves the NYCMC Expansion Project


    The final $564,500.00 in non-interest-bearing loans are paid back by NYCMC


    In 5 years, NYCMC pays $2,374,700.00 in non-interest-bearing loan payments 1 year earlier than scheduled

  • 2017


    The Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Administration of Children’s Services visits and tours NYCMC to further discuss the NYCMC Foster Care initiative


    FKAD Institute begins teaching its Arabic curriculum in Tampa, Florida


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle adds 8th grade to its school


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle reduces tuition to $5,995.00


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle launches the Wellspring Scholarship program, allowing students to attend for as low as $3,495.00


  • 2018


    NYCMC is granted the construction permit for its expansion project


    NYCMC breaks ground and begins construction for the NYCMC Expansion Project


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle expands to high school and adds 9th and 10th grades to its operations


    Wellspring Elementary & Middle adds the NYC Children’s Scholarship Program, allowing students to attend for as low as $1,695.00


Expansion progress

 

2014

Due to rapid community growth, NYCMC announces the need to expand its facilities

5/2015 - COMPLETED

Architectural plans begin to be drafted

12/2015 - COMPLETED

Architectural survey is updated

1/2016 - COMPLETED

Zoning diagram is submitted to the NYC Department of Buildings

3/2016 - COMPLETED

Street tree plan submitted to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation

4/2016 - COMPLETED

Architectural plans approved by the NYC Department of Buildings

 
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9/2016 - COMPLETED

Structural plans begin to be drafted

10/2016 - COMPLETED

Soil boring test completed

11/2016 - COMPLETED

Preliminary structural plans are submitted to the NYC Department of Buildings

12/2016 - COMPLETED

Structural plans approved by the NYC Department of Buildings

 
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7/2017 - COMPLETED

Architectural & structural plans are amended due to community growth being faster than originally anticipated

8/2017 - COMPLETED

Amended architectural plans are submitted to the NYC Department of Buildings

11/2017 - COMPLETED

NYC Department of Buildings approves amended architectural plans, including the expansion of 9,700 SF floor, 9,700 SF rooftop space, 6,500 SF NBA sized gymnasium, 5,700 SF rooftop field, 2,400 SF sisters' prayer hall, 1,150 SF cafeteria & 500 SF library

 
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11/2017 - COMPLETED

NYC Department of Buildings approves amended structural plans, including the expansion of 9,700 SF floor, 9,700 SF rooftop space, 6,500 SF NBA sized gymnasium, 5,700 SF rooftop field, 2,400 SF sisters' prayer hall, 1,150 SF cafeteria & 500 SF library

 
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12/2017 - COMPLETED

Architectural and structural plans are amended to include 1,000 SF multipurpose hall and buildout of additional bathrooms on existing first floor

12/2017 - COMPLETED

Amended architectural and structural plans are submitted to the NYC Department of Buildings

12/2017 - COMPLETED

NYC Department of Buildings approves the additions of the 1,000 SF multipurpose hall and buildout of additional bathrooms on existing first floor

 
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1/2018 - COMPLETED

Architectural and structural technical specifications are completed

1/2018 - COMPLETED

Preliminary mechanical plans are drafted

2/2018 - COMPLETED

Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Alarm and Sprinkler plans begin to be drafted

2/2018 - COMPLETED

NYC Department of Buildings approves phasing of the NYCMC Expansion Project

 
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3/2018 - COMPLETED

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Alarm and Sprinkler plans are completed

3/2018 - COMPLETED

Contractor walk-throughs

4/2018 - ✔ COMPLETED

Contractors submit finalized bids

5/2018 - ✔ COMPLETED

NYC Department of Buildings approves Mechanical & Plumbing plans

 
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5/2018 - ✔ COMPLETED

Construction permit is pulled and granted from NYC Department of Buildings 

 
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5/2018- ✔ COMPLETED

 

Alhamdulillah, Phase-1 has begun!

Construction roadmap

 

Due to safety regulations, limited space & on-going operations the NYCMC Expansion Project will be completed in phases as follows:

PHASE-1: BUILDOUT 

COMPLETED TASKS

✓ Demolition of interior gymnasium ceiling

✓ Demolition of house extension

✓ Demolition of 2 lower level classrooms

✓ Buildout of 900 SF in lower level classrooms

✓ Downpayment for Structural Steel is paid

TASKS CURRENTLY in progress

  • Manufacturing of Structural Steel

  • Outdoor excavation of asphalt & 90th ave

  • Buildout of new footings & foundation

  • Buildout of new steel structure

phase-1 TASKS remaining

  • Buildout of new walls & roof

  • Buildout of 6,500 SF NBA sized gymnasium

  • Buildout of 900 SF in classrooms on first floor

  • Buildout of 1,150 SF cafeteria

  • Buildout of additional bathrooms on first floor

  • Buildout of lightwell for north elevato

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PHASE-2: EXPANSION

  • Expansion of new 9,700 SF floor with 12 classrooms

  • Expansion of 500 SF library

  • Expansion of 2 new student bathrooms

  • Expansion of 2 new staff bathrooms

  • Installation of north elevator allowing handicap accessibility


PHASE-3: COMPLETION

  • Completion of 9,700 SF rooftop space with 5,700 SF rooftop field

  • Completion of 2,400 SF sister's prayer hall

  • Completion of 1,000 SF multipurpose hall

  • Completion of multipurpose laboratory

  • Completion of new & larger ablution and restrooms in Masjid

  • Installation of Masjid elevator allowing handicap accessibility

financials

 

 

PHASE-1 COST: $2,9 MILLION

CURRENTLY FUNDING: STRUCTURAL STEEL

STEEL GOAL: $2.6 MILLION

$2,028,739

COLLECTED FOR $2.6 MILLION PHASE-1 STEEL GOAL

 
 
UPDATED 1/15/19

UPDATED 1/15/19

 
Whoever builds a Masjid for Allah, Allah will build for him/her a house in Paradise.
— Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him

Be a part of this great sadaqah jariyah and cement your legacy for you and future generations by contributing to the NYCMC Expansion Project. All donations are tax deductible and go directly towards the NYCMC Expansion Project.

(NYC Muslim Center is a registered 501(c)3, tax-id 27 3308812.)

community engagement

 

NYCMC believes in a strong community and has had the opportunity to work with many organizations including the following:

 

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