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Two new apartment buildings to replace 19th century church in Williamsburg

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Mar. 21, 2024 By Anna Bradley-Smith A small 19th century church in Williamsburg that was once used as a synagogue will be demolished and replaced by two four-story apartment buildings, if the new owner’s plans go ahead. The quaint house of worship has sat on the corner of Leonard and Stagg streets since 1855, when it was built for a German congregation in what was then a German enclave in the borough. Although the property is now the worse for wear and seemingly forgotten, its early 20th century tax photo shows an elegant Italianate building with neo-Classical details. In February, the church,…
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City issues vacate order for Bushwick church turned thrift store due to crumbling roof

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Nov. 20, 2023 By Anna Bradley-Smith

The city has placed a full vacate order on the large 1890s Romanesque Revival church on the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Cornelia Street in Bushwick due to its crumbling roof and other conditions, shutting down a thrift store that had been operating inside and throwing the building’s future into question.