Uncertain Fate of Old Synagogue Reflects Debate Over What to Save
Pigeons sometimes swoop through the once-storied sanctuary of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, a 164-year-old synagogue on the Lower East Side. Now, a flock of preservationists, city officials and the congregation’s rabbi is trying to make sure a wrecking ball doesn’t do the same thing.
The uncertain fate of the landmarked but deteriorating synagogue reflects a broader question gaining urgency across the Lower East Side: What can, and should, be saved? [WSJ]
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