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Clinton Street Synagogue Gets 6-Story Luxury Neighbor

Posted August 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

When the Congregation Chasam Sofer listed its adjacent alleyway for sale last year, the end game became clear. More development. And that’s precisely what’s happening. (The synagogue will no longer be freestanding.) Developer Andres Hogg of Hogg Holdings picked up the property (aka 10 Clinton Street) in October 2017 for $4.1 million. The plan now […]

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Historic Clinton Street Synagogue Lists Alley Lot for $5.25M

Posted April 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

Congregation Chasam Sofer is getting into the real estate speculation game on the Lower East Side. The Clinton Street synagogue just listed its adjacent lot for a hefty sum. This 2,000 square-foot gated walkway on its southern flank, which doubles as a landscaped garden complete with fountain, is now on the market for $5.25 million. The […]

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Learn About the Jewish Gangs of the Lower East Side this Weekend

Last modified March 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Those with a penchant for learning about New York’s gangs of yesteryear should take note. Eric Ferrara, the author of Manhattan Mafia Guide & A Guide to Gangsters, Murderers, and Weirdo’s of NYC’s Lower East Side, has compiled a slide lecture that hones in on the multiple Jewish gangs operating on the LES from the 1890s through the 1950s. The standard-issue […]

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