Lutowisker Synagogue on Delancey Street May Yield New Residential Development [Updated]

Posted on: October 30th, 2019 at 5:07 am by

Another Lower East Side synagogue might soon transform.

The Lutowisker Synagogue on the far end of Delancey Street appears primed for redevelopment. Community Board 3 will hear a proposal next month to lift a deed restriction on the property. So the congregation can “facilitate residential development.”

There isn’t much detail on the proposal just yet. However, a congregant tells us that they’ve been “dreaming about building some apartments on top of our synagogue” for the last twenty years.

The Lutowisker Chevre – named for the Polish town Lutowisker – actually dates back to 1895. Its original building on Columbia Street fell victim to the slum clearance that led to Baruch Houses and Masaryk Towers in the Sixties. The synagogue at 262 Delancey was designed by Joshua Huberland and completed in 1965.

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