Another one bites the dust. A landmarked church now known as the Crenshaw Christian Center, located in a primo spot at Central Park West and 96th Street, is getting converted into 20 to 30 luxury apartments, the Daily News reports. It's just the latest in a string of religious sites that are turning residential... because that's where the cash is. An unknown developer bought the former First Church of Christ, Scientist for $26 million, and while it can't touch the Beaux Arts exterior, it'll carve up the 30,000-square-foot insides into units. Its history is extensive, and its future will undoubtedly be expensive. As per NYDN: "The residences are likely to command ungodly prices, since inventory on the Upper West Side has hit historic lows, brokers said." Of course, brokers said. Scary thing is they're probably right.
· Landmark Central Park church to turn condo following $26M sale [NYDN]
· Mapping 26 NYC Houses of Worship Being Replaced By Condos [Curbed]