Former United Hebrew Community Buildings, 201-203 East Broadway, Are Sold; Demolition Planned

201-203 East Broadway.

201-203 East Broadway.
201-203 East Broadway.

Two buildings with historical significance to the Jewish legacy of the Lower East Side will soon be demolished. Department of Buildings records show that 201-203 East Broadway, the former home of United Hebrew Community of New York, are to be torn down.

An entity known as 201 EB Development LLC purchased the properties for $8.5 million in a deal that went through last month. Daniel Wise of 64 Delancey St. is listed as the new owner’s contact. The demolition permit was approved last week. No permits have yet been filed for the new construction.

United Hebrew Community, originally called Adath Isreal, is a Jewish burial society established on East Broadway in 1901. The organization relocated to Woodmere, New York. The original buildings date to 1837. According to the National Historic Register, they were three-and-a-half-story federal buildings constructed in the Greek Revival style. Around 1900, the buildings received rooftop additions.

In 2014, marketing materials from brokers said the property is zoned for 28,000 sq. ft. Presently the buildings encompass 15,000 sq. ft.