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19th-Century Bushwick Church Will Soon Become 99 Rentals

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Cayuga Capital didn't let a little DOB denial deter it from its holy conversion plans. After an initial disapproval last year, the developer has been granted permission to convert the former St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church and school into 99 rental apartments. Brownstoner has the details, reporting that the three-story structure, which dates to the 1880s and 90s, will become four floors, although the height will stay the same. Horizontal additions will also be added. Scaffolding currently covers the church and steeple at 626-628 Bushwick Avenue, which in recent years has been used in turns as a party venue, artists' space, and the inspiration and backdrop for a film about a cult leader who tries to mobilize his followers by having them make a divinely ordained movie together. The church was also where its real-life writer/director lived for awhile, and the film just screened at a Park City film fest.
· New Permits Issued for Bushwick Church Apartment Conversion ['Stoner]
· Film Uses Local Church, Destined for Condos, as Inspiration [Curbed]
· Cayuga Capital Management coverage [Curbed]