Vacant Church at 193 Henry Street Pitched as $5.5M Development Site

Posted on: December 23rd, 2015 at 5:16 am by
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​”193 Henry Street is a future development site,” exclaims the broker-babble on the real estate listing. Meaning, the four-and-a-half-story tenement has no future.

The Mount Zion Church of Christ – which operated a congregation onsite for more than fifty years – is current owner of the property, according to public record. Looks like they’re gettin’ out while the gettin’s good. Evidenced by the enormous Eastern Consolidated banner affixed to the exterior masonry. Price sought is $5.5 million.

Here’s a bit of the technical mumbo-jumbo from the post for 193 Henry:

193 Henry Street is a future development site located in the Lower East Side of New York City. The subject property is currently improved to contain a 4½-story walk-up building that will be delivered vacant. The current building on the lot contains approximately 5,050 square feet of above grade floor area, but due to favorable R7-2 zoning, the site could be constructed to approximately 7,525 square feet of residential area. The zoning district also allows for a total of ±14,219 square feet of community facility space on the lot, or a combination of both uses.

Like nearly every property listing these days, the Essex Crossing mega-development is pitched as incentive for investment.

This church at 193 Henry was pulpit for centenarian reverend Charles Leonard, who presided over the congregation for over five decades. The Daily News published a piece about Leonard back in 2008 on the occasion of his 106th birthday (Christmas Day).

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193 Henry St. in 2009, Photo: Panoramio

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