Angel Orensanz

What it’s Like Living Near the Norfolk Street ‘Animal House’ [VIDEO]

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

To look at 180 Norfolk Street, you wouldn’t otherwise think anything of it. The property is a relatively non-descript building two doors down from the Angel Orensanz Center. On the contrary. Readers tell us that behind the brick facade is a purported frat house some are now calling “Animal House.” We hear that, for the […]

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See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones. As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to the Lower East Side this Week with ‘Immersive Art Experience’

Last modified April 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Winter might be ending for us plebs in the northern hemisphere, but not in Game of Thrones. The popular HBO series returns next Sunday for its highly-anticipated sixth season. As part of the overall marketing push, the cable network is coming to the Lower East Side for an exclusive art exhibit. “Art the Throne,” as […]

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Angel Orensanz Center Reopens After a Year-Long Closure Due to Structural Instability

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

In retrospect, that two-week comeback timeline quoted for the Angel Orensanz Center was really three months. The headquarters at 172 Norfolk Street – built in 1849 – has finally reopened after a year-long closure due to structural instability. Yesterday afternoon, the gates were open, the sanctuary filled with people. Apparently there was some sort of memorial service […]

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Angel Orensanz Center on Norfolk Street Should Reopen in Two Weeks

Posted January 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street – built in 1849 – will probably reopen in roughly two weeks, a source familiar with the situation alleges. You’ll recall that it’s been nearly a year since Angel Orensanz closed its doors, albeit temporarily. The historic synagogue-cum-catering hall fell victim to its own historic architecture last […]

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Angel Orensanz Center Could Reopen Next Week Following Structural Repairs

Posted April 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

The Angel Orensanz Center could potentially reopen as early as next week. That’s according to the eponymous owner and foundation director who said that plans are already underway to remedy the cracked supports which made international headlines on March 31. No one was hurt in the incident, which occurred during the spring gala for the […]

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Angel Orensanz Hit with Full Vacate Order by DOB; History of Issues Revealed

Posted April 2, 2014 at 9:20 am

Monday night, just as the Soho Rep group celebrated its springtime fundraiser fete at Angel Orensanz, the interior balcony began to buckle. (Gretchen Mol and Tim Blake hosts) Some 500 gala-goers were quickly evacuated after cracks were discovered in one of the load-bearing balcony columns; reports also indicated that the floor itself began to sag. […]

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Breaking: Angel Orensanz Evacuated Due to Structural Instability

Last modified March 31, 2014 at 9:53 pm

The Angel Orensanz Foundation at 172 Norfolk Street was just evacuated due to structural instability. Scanners are reporting that a load-bearing support column for the balcony has a crack. Some eyewitnesses claimed that “something fell” which precipitated the action. First responders immediately arrived and cleared the building. Update: others are saying that the balcony floor […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Recap of the Acker Awards at Angel Orensanz

Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:42 am

Last Thursday night was the first annual Acker Awards, an event that is meant to celebrate avante garde arts amidst the perennial high tide of gentrification. But not just on the Lower East Side; San Francisco also has its own version. Named for Kathy Acker – radical thinker, novelist, and performance artist – the idea […]

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Of Monsters and Men Play Secret Show at Angel Orensanz [7/26/12]

Posted July 27, 2012 at 10:24 am

“Derecho” – defined as a widespread windstorm associated with a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms – definitely could not keep the fans from Angel Orensanz last night, where indie sensation Of Monsters and Men performed a secret show.

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