Is Rivington Street Synagogue Coming Down?


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    Manhattan – The First Roumanian-American Congregation Synagogue, “Is the Rivington Synagogue coming down, Brick by bring work started early this morning.

    Workers on the roof, are dismantling the facade brick-by-brick. The care with which they’re removing each brick offers some hope that restoration might be in the cards, or that they might just be lowering the roof line, but with a big demolition sign slapped across the front of the place, the hope is dim.

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    18 years ago

    “No, the building is not coming down. That work is part of the emergency repairs to shore up the structure. Probably tearing brick down to a point where the structure is sound and will rebuild from there. At least that is what DOB records indicate. (When a building collapse happens, the commissioners are extremely prescripitve in their advice on how to proceed. The architect self-certified the job, it was audited by the DOB and the audit was accepted on 2/1/06. The permit for this work was issued 1/25 and has been valid since.)”