[Rendering via the 415 website]
The Times recaps what has transpired to date (with some new details) about the former Congregation Mezritch Synagogue at 415 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue.
As you probably know, the historic building is being converted from a house of assembly to three houses of condos, with prices ranging from $2.95 million to $4.4 million (that unit includes two terraces).
A few passages from the Times then:
The congregation that has occupied the building since 1910 will still be there, on the ground floor and the basement level. In fact, the condominium deal has allowed the synagogue and its building to survive.
Two of the apartments include the synagogue’s original, newly restored stained-glass windows, and one also has an original door, now with glass cutouts to let in light, as part of a living room wall.
As part of the current agreement, the developers are providing at least $20,000 annually to the congregation for the next 198 years, in addition to a $600,000 payment up front. East River is also giving the synagogue a $180,000 “fit-out allowance” for the synagogue to design and rebuild the sanctuary and other spaces, like offices or meeting spaces in the basement.
The developers received permission to bump up part of the roof a little to create the second level of the penthouse, though the change is not visible from the sidewalk.
It may not be visible from the sidewalk directly in front of the building, but the addition is noticeable from across Sixth Street and in Village View. It's also in plain view in the rendering on the 415 website.
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
Condos at former East 6th Street synagogue will start at just under $3 million
Sidewalk bridge comes down as condo conversion continues at former East 6th Street synagogue
History reimagined with $4.4 million penthouse at former 6th Street synagogue