Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue remains the crown jewel of the Manhattan Moorish Revival. Dating from 1872 (making it the oldest synagogue in continuous use), its beauty actually came under criticism in earlier days by those who felt its excess would inspire envy. Nevertheless, its rich blue-and-gold ceilings, intricately tiled floors, horseshoe arches, and voussoirs have led the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to call it the “finest example of Moorish Revival Architecture in New York City.”

It’s certainly in good company.