Permits Filed For Replacement of Borough Park’s Oldest Synagogue at 4024 12th Avenue

4024 12th Avenue, via Google Maps4024 12th Avenue, via Google Maps

Permits have been filed for a six-story mixed-use building at 4024 12th Avenue, in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The site is five blocks away from the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station, serviced by the D train. The southern tip of Greenwood Cemetery is also seven blocks away. Waterfront Property Management LLC is behind the applications.

The project has been understandably controversial as it involves the demolition of Borough Park’s oldest Synagogue. Several community groups have voiced opposition, including a twitter account dedicated to the topic.

The Congregation Bethel of Borough Park Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in the neighborhood at 4024 12th Avenue, image by David Shor

The Congregation Bethel of Borough Park Synagogue, the oldest Jewish Synagogue in the neighborhood at 4024 12th Avenue, image by David Shor

Should permits be approved, the 80-foot tall structure will yield 21,610 square feet, with 4,640 square feet dedicated to a new synagogue on the ground floor and cellar, and 15,870 square feet dedicated to residential use.

Nine apartments will be created, averaging 1,764 square feet apiece, indicating sizable condominiums.

Versatile Engineering is the architect of record.

Demolition permits of the existing three-story building have been filed. The expected completion date has not been announced.

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4 Comments on "Permits Filed For Replacement of Borough Park’s Oldest Synagogue at 4024 12th Avenue"

  1. Please pardon me for using your space: I like it. (Low voice)

  2. These permits are not even worth the paper it is written on since a judge put an injunction on the case and the few who sold the historical Synagogue cannot even touch the building.

  3. When you use the measure “blocks” to approximate distance you must say long(6 to the mile) or short(20 to the mile). But then you’re talking real estate and the “rubber ruler” applies.

  4. Boo!

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