Monday, February 13, 2012
Over on the Bowery, in the space above the 7-Eleven and below the 52E4 pool, "a former Deadhead couple" will open a synagogue, the Post reports today in an article titled "Hasid shul of rock."
As the paper notes, this address is near the former CBGB space.
“CBGB was the hub of punk-rock culture, driven by passion, excitement and energy — an energy that’s an expression of spiritual thirst,” said [Rabbi Dov Yonah] Korn, 33. “Two blocks north, we’re harnessing that energy in a Jewish way.”
“The Bowery used to be a place you wouldn’t walk around at night,” Sarah Korn said. “But now it’s safe, it’s hip, and it needs a shul.”
Rabbi Korn said Jewish East Villagers and NYU students alike will be welcome to their Chabad Serving NYU synagogue — who have been running this since 2002 — when the space opens later this winter.
Curbed noted this opening in January 2011:
A Rabbi and John Legend Walk Into a Bowery Condo Building...