[Photo by James and Karla Murray]
Workers arrived Friday to erect a sidewalk bridge outside the Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue at 334 E. 14th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
That's usually not a noteworthy event. However, as you may recall, the synagogue hit the market last fall for possible development.
This prompted all sorts of speculation, such as the space would be developed into condos. (Preservationists have also pushed to have the city landmark the structure.)
So back to the sidewalk bridge. Is this is sign of condo things to come?
[Photo by EVG reader Pinch]
According to permits on file with the city (in the DOB's ALL-CAP style):
STRUCTURAL REPAIRS IN THE (CELLAR) BASEMENT AND ATTIC TO INCLUDE JOIST SURING, ROOF JOIST AND THE CONCRETE RAT SLAB, ECT, AS SHOWN ON PLANS FILED HEREWITH. NO CHANGE IN USE, EGRESS, OR OCCUPANCY.
Estimated costs of the renovations: $$282,000.
Meanwhile, the listing for the synagogue is no longer on the Massey Knakal site. The asking price had been $13,950,000.
Previously on EV Grieve:
[Updated] East 14th St. synagogue on the market for conversion to residential, commercial use
48 years later, East 14th Street synagogue to be considered for landmark designation