However, this isn't your ordinary townhouse renovation.
Here's the mission statement from the Brownstone website:
The Brownstone’s mission is to use NYC as an experiential classroom to strengthen Jewish identity and peoplehood, foster community development and cultivate the next generation of leaders to ensure Jewish continuity for American Jews.
The Brownstone building, located in the heart of New York’s East Village, will be a hub of dynamic and engaging immersion learning programs for the local community and for collegiates and young adults from across the United States and abroad.
The six-story Brownstone will feature: tastefully appointed meeting rooms, classrooms, a spacious auditorium, library, sleeping accommodations, offices, lounge, dining hall and kitchen, as well as a garden and a rooftop terrace.
And, if you want to know more, then you may watch the movie...
In the 60s & 70s when 3rd Avenue between 12th & 14th Sts was a popular prostitute sight one elderly hooker, probably in her 30s, always took me to her 1st floor apartment down the street. Amazing that the sight would now be a Jewish university; had good sex there haha!
See my http://www.100Whores.com all about the street at the time
Oh yes, my '100 Whores' is available at the St Marks Bookshop
Kind of bland, but I welcome it. I'm not Jewish but we could use some actual culture around here.
...as long as they don't apply for a liquor license!
elderly hooker, probably in her 30s??!!?? really? 30 = elderly? feh!
Back in the 60s the majority of hookers were in their teens or early 20s. By the age of 30 you were either washed up or good as dead.
Elderly. I'm 31, what does that make me?
Well this is surprising. I haven't met a jew in the neighborhood in years who is under 50. I also wouldn't be surprised if the midwesterners moving in in droves haven't met a jew since they've moved here. I do not discount the possibility that it is I who is sheltered.
For the Jewish people to find its spiritual balance, we will need to work on personal spiritual development and purity; and also on strategies that are grand enough to allow all of us to stand together in the presence of God.
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