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Permits Filed To Bring Synagogue To Long-Vacant Boro Park Lot

The lot in August. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark
The lot in August. Photo by Christopher Bride for PropertyShark

Applications have been filed to turn the long-vacant lot at 1770 52 Street in Boro Park into a new three story synagogue. According to the permits, a business known as Heichal Hatfillah filed for the building.

The 37,163 square-foot synagogue will include a ritual bath, banquet hall, chapel, sanctuary, balconies and a 12,224-square-foot residentially zoned apartment. The development will be 60 feet tall and include a fence.

The architect of record is Karl Fischer, a Manhattan-based architect known for his glassy, boxy style and prolific building-spree in Williamsburg.

According to Department of Buildings records, it would appear that the lot has been vacant since 1991, when an application was filed for a full demolition of the previous structure, that assumedly being the car wash pictured in the tax photo below.

A tax photo showing the property in what was likely the late 1970s or early 1980s. Photo via PropertyShark
A tax photo showing the property in what was likely the late 1970s or early 1980s. Photo via PropertyShark

[h/t: Yimby]

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