2. Meseritz Shul

1-lost synagogues-nyc-untapped cities-wesley yiinThe building’s facade hides its deteriorating interiors in 2013

Meseritz Shul (415 E. 6th St, East Village): One of the smallest and most narrow urban synagogues of New York, this 1888 building’s interior has crumbled. In order to save it, the congregation board leased the synagogue to have its interior converted into condos. The building will still be a functioning synagogue, as services will continue to take place in the basement. The building’s gorgeous facade will remain untouched, as it’s part of the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District, and in fact as seen in the updated photograph below, got an upgrade:

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