Friday, June 15, 2012

Live in this historic East Village synagogue (with hot tub) for $25K



Step right up here on East Eighth Street between Avenue B and C... and behold this "spectacular fourplex" ...



The Town listing is ...

One of the city's last tenement Shuls, now a chic landmarked building, this former synagogue was brilliantly transformed into a magnificent home in 2005 by world-famous designers from the Ian Shrager Hotels – earning recognition in Architectural Record for its extraordinary transformation, and attracting the likes of press, politicians and entertainment figures. Yours to rent is the exquisite result of their top-of-the-line gut renovation...



Other distinctive features that make this sun-drenched residence such a unique work of art are its custom-made windows that are exact replicas of when the building was a synagogue (including the Star of David!), and luxurious touches that include Brazilian hardwood cherry floors, hand-poured Brazililan glass mosaic tiles by Vidrotil, beautiful Wenge wood paneling, radiant floor heating, floor-to-ceiling steel cased windows and doors (the list goes on).

I'll say!





A three-six month lease available starting July 1. And as the headline says, it's $25,000 per month.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Repurposing a place of worship as another public or commercial space is one thing. Renovating it as one's mansion, with a hot-tub yet, just slightly reeks of arrogance. But that's the East Village of today. Yesterday's dignified structures, today's generic condos.

Anonymous said...

The plan with our East Village gentrifiers, the supporters of the Arts, has been to target alphabet city, all the way to Avenue D. That has been the plan of long time East Village gentrifiers, supporters of the Arts. It's one thing when outsiders come in and do something like this but the thing that people aren't getting is that East Villagers who have been here for a long time are the real culprits, agressive in transforming the East Village into a neighborhood for the rich. Tower Brokerage is a good example of this. They use the Arts to hide what they are really doing.

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

Are you sure that's a hot tub and not a lux Mikveh?

Crazy Eddie said...

A shaynem dank dir im pupik.

Fipper said...

Oy vey! what a disgrace!

esquared said...

עורו, עורו אחים

Uru, uru aḥim

Anonymous said...

There are two kinds of folks who bemoan change in the Eat Village;

1. Those who never understood what a city is, yet moved here with the idea that they were joining a community as they superficially perceived it, in a desire to give themselves an identity. They never stopped to think that cities by nature are constantly growing evolving, organic ecologies shaped by all the forces of economics, politics, culture, and nature combined. They are shocked, saddened, angered and outraged when the identity they cloaked themselves in, changes. They lash out from fear and insecurity and gripe about having to moving to where it's still "cool" or will be next....

2. The second are those who are mired in a moment in time, they have simply stayed in one place too long and have achieved the "hey you kids, get off my lawn!" level of disgust at a world around them that they no longer participate in, nor understand. They once did, but through age, apathy, boredom, or cynicism, have withdrawn to the sidelines, left to comment and criticize a world that marches on all around them. They should have moved upstate, or to Boca a long time ago, when their best friends did - but they were too scared to make to take the leap. THey are stuck because they can't sell in this economy, or their health has lapsed, their ambition spent, and their imaginations withered.

Remember this when you hear people criticize a city changing. It's just barking at the moon.

Anonymous said...

Which one are you or will be in 2-3 years, anon 1:57pm?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 1:57 PM:
You've got it all figured out, don't you! Thanks for the lesson, super-genius!

THE NOTORIOUS L.I.B.E.R.A.T.I.O.N. said...

He's the third type. The transient who'll be moving to San Diego in six months.

Fipper said...

@anon 1:57 - {sarcastic clapping} Great insight!! Did you come up with all that from anthropology 101 at bmcc?!

Crazy Eddie said...

To answer this creature, I will just refer to the diehipster.com blog, the F.A.Q. section. Pls go the question 5 and the blog’s response. Oh, the smell of it.

“5. Q - You’re just jealous of the young vibrant adult scene, aren’t you? That is why you’re so angry and bitter.”

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Anonymous said...

notorious: is san diego the next it spot?

Anonymous said...

commenters start attacking each other when the issue is the conversion of what was a holy place to a gaudy, overwhelming residence at the price mentioned. it has nothing to do with the loquatious concept of not being ableto manage change. i grew up on the Lower East SIDE. that was IT - no"east village"(trying to vye with greenwich village -- no less !!).
the LES was a comfortable place to grow up in - poverty and all, toilets in the hall, pushcarts, tenements with the tub in the kitchen, and friends, familiar faces in the shops until gentrification took hold. oh, for the old LES. amadea



















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