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Checking in on the Angel Orensanz Center

Yenta Laureate sent along some recent photos from the Angel Orsensanz Center at 172 Norfolk St. The former Anshe Chesed Synagogue, dating to 1850, has a new companion. Notice the Lenin statue, that longtime fixture of the Lower East Side,...

Angel Orensanz Center Expected To Be Closed At Least Four Months For Repairs

We have an update this afternoon from the Angel Orensanz Center, the historic former synagogue building that was shut down due to safety concerns one month ago.  While plans are being made to address structural problems, the popular events...

Monday Afternoon Update: Angel Orensanz Center Repairs

Here's the latest from the Angel Orensanz Center, the historic events space that was declared off limits last week after cracks were found in a support beam. The Department of Buildings (DOB) has imposed a full "vacate order" on the...

Wednesday Midday Update: Cracked Columns at the Angel Orensanz Center

We have been keeping a close eye on the situation at the Angel Orensanz Center, the historic former synagogue at 172 Norfolk St.  The Department of Buildings issued a full "vacate order" Monday night after cracks were detected in...

Followup: Cracked Columns at the Angel Orensanz Center

Department of Buildings staff are back at the Angel Orensanz Center on Norfolk Street today after last night's evacuation during a performing arts gala.  Columns supporting the second level of the 1849 former synagogue developed cracks just as the...

Breaking: Angel Orensanz Center Evacuated During Star-Studded Benefit (Updated Tuesday Morning)

We are on the scene at the Angel Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St., which was evacuated earlier this evening during a star-studded benefit for the venerable Soho Rep theater company.  Deputy Fire Chief James Hodgens says a call came...

Fall Colors at the Angel Orensanz Center

Some new color outside the Angel Orensanz Center on Norfolk Street, with Lenin barely visible atop "Red Square."
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