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Historic East Village synagogue reopens after condo addition

East 6th Street’s Mezritch Synagogue got a full rehab as part of an agreement with developer East River Partners

The East Village’s historic Adas Yisroel Anshe Mezritch Synagogue at 415 East Sixth Street has been closed for repairs as three rather pricey condos were added to its top floors, but that’s about to change as the synagogue has announced it will officially reopen on Friday, February 24.

As a condition of building out the synagogue’s top floors for condos, developer East River Partners agreed to rehab the ailing synagogue space, which dates to 1910. Plans to develop the synagogue site date back to at least 2008, when Kushner Companies backed out of a deal to demolish the then 98-year-old building and bring apartments to the site. Even then preservationists feared the building would fall, but those woes were put to rest in 2012 when the city created the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, in which the synagogue stands.

The three condos on top of the synagogue hit the market in December 2015 asking from $3 million. According to StreetEasy, two of the condos are currently listed: a 2BR/2.5BA asking a reduced $2.749 million, down from $3.25 million, and a 3BR/2.5BA penthouse asking $3.795 million. The third condo is not listed at this time, but doesn’t appear to have entered contract.