Modular Housing to Replace Former United Hebrew Community HQ at 201 East Broadway
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Just over a month after our report that the former United Hebrew Community headquarters sold, we have a glimpse of the future.
Developer Daniel Wise (aka 201 EB Development III, LLC) picked up the two pre-law tenements in August for $8.5 million. Demolition permits were filed shortly thereafter, but remain pending with the Department of Buildings. Subsequent silence was broken this week, when plans were submitted for the replacement building. Looks like the Lower East Side will get some modular housing.
By combining two adjacent tax lots, the new development at 201 East Broadway will rise seven stories, stacked with ten modular apartments. Each pre-fab condo unit will carry approximately 1,487 square-feet, some with private terraces. The ground floor and basement spaces will offer 3,617 square-feet of commercial and 1,968 square-feet of medical office space respectively.
The United Hebrew Community, a nonprofit Jewish organization founded in 1901, originally purchased the side-by-side buildings upon its founding in the early 1900s. They had occupied 15,000 square-feet of space. The twin tenements were constructed in 1837 and subsequently modifed in 1900.
The organization remains “the leading Jewish burial society in New York.” Upon its inception, it differed from other “landsmenshaften” burial societies, which typically served immigrants from a couple of European towns; they provided services to a cross-section of the Jewish community, such as a free synagogue and proper burial for many Jews who were refused membership to other such organizations. The business is now located in Woodmere on Long Island (1023 Broadway)