Thursday, April 30, 2015

Construction watch: 415 E. 6th St.

We haven't checked in on the conversion of the Congregation Mezritch Synagogue at 415 E. Sixth St. into luxury condos in four-plus months.

EVG contributor Derek Berg took a quick look inside yesterday…

Back in January, the Daily News reported that sales for the three units will start this fall.

The landmarked building between Avenue A and First Avenue was reportedly in disrepair and the congregation's population had dwindled. Synagogue leaders signed a 99-year lease with East River Partners worth some $1.2 million. The renovations include a penthouse addition and an elevator. The synagogue will retain space on the ground floor for their use.

"Some people are purists and they wanted to keep the building exactly as it was," Robert Rand, president of the synagogue's board, told the Daily News. "But that would have been tantamount to benign neglect. This was the key to survival."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Plan to add condos to historic East Sixth Street synagogue back on

Play spot the potential penthouse atop the East Village synagogue

A final look inside the Anshei Meseritz synagogue on East Sixth Street

Stained-glass windows removed ahead of condo conversion at Congregation Mezritch Synagogue

About the condofication of the Congregation Mezritch Synagogue on East 6th Street

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