14-Story Mixed-Use Building with Synagogue Planned at 212 West 93rd Street, Upper West Side

Former synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.Former synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street. Photo via Wikipedia Commons.

Congregation Shaare Zedek has partnered with developer Ornstein Leyton Company for a mixed-use project on the site of the congregation’s three-story synagogue at 212 West 93rd Street, on the Upper West Side. The congregation is having financial troubles and has concluded the only way to prevent it from dissolving is to sell the property to a developer, DNAinfo reported. Preliminary plans call for a 14-story building that would contain a new synagogue on the lower three floors, followed by residential units on the upper floors. No new building applications have been filed with the Buildings Department. The congregation has stated that it’s not feasible to expand the existing structure or retain the façade for a new building. The synagogue is not landmarked and can be demolished as-of-right.

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4 Comments on "14-Story Mixed-Use Building with Synagogue Planned at 212 West 93rd Street, Upper West Side"

  1. Evelyn Tully Costa | September 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm |

    Another gorgeous landmark worthy building bites the “we don’t want to be bothered saving the gorgeous facade lack of vision” dust. Get another developer.

  2. Project call for 14-story straight to the location, workers wake up and bring a change in new plan.

  3. Marc Leslie Kagan | September 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm |

    So sad New York City is slowly losing the Architecture that makes it unique. I’ll say the developed is lazy or cheap why can’t he and the architect reuse the front facade. Terrible.

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