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Manhattan, NY - New LES Condo Appeals To Orthodox Jews‎

Published on: April 1, 2012 09:59 PM
By: The Real Deal / NY Times
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Manhattan, NY - Michael Bolla isn’t just expecting his new Lower East Side condominium will sell units, he’s also hoping it will revive the neighborhood’s historic Jewish community. According to the New York Times, the Prudential Douglas Elliman managing director, who developed the Madison Jackson at 371 Madison Street with the Sung family, has added certain features meant to lure Orthodox Jews.

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The 110-unit building developed out of public school left vacant since the 1980s will have 24-hour kosher and vegan food service and a pool with designated single-gender swimming hours. The kosher food will come from the Sixth Street Community Synagogue in the East Village.

However, Bolla is careful not to advertise specifically to Jews, eschewing any mention of its religious-friendly amenities, and to emphasize that the condo is open to buyers of all backgrounds in order to comply with the Fair Housing Act. The loft-style units range from 746 square feet to 1,672 square feet and are priced between $435,000 and than $1 million.


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 Apr 01, 2012 at 10:06 PM enlightened-yid Says:

The developers are counting on M.O. Jews to buy up the place.

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 Apr 01, 2012 at 11:16 PM Anonymous Says:

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enlightened-yid Says:

The developers are counting on M.O. Jews to buy up the place.

Don't count on it. The LES is a very depressing looking area.

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 Apr 01, 2012 at 11:26 PM PowerUp Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Don't count on it. The LES is a very depressing looking area.

Its just because most of the pictures you ever saw from the LES are B & W or sefia.

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 Apr 01, 2012 at 11:41 PM Materetsky Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Don't count on it. The LES is a very depressing looking area.

Actually it is growing are seems to be undergoing quite the revival. My parents live there. I have noticed a significant change over the past 5 years. In addition, I know of some young newly marrieds that have moved in. BH it looks like the LES still has some vitality in it.

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 Apr 02, 2012 at 02:28 AM Aryeh Says:

Terrific neighborhood, great mix of people and one of the last affordable places in the city to live. A sound investment for young families.

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 Apr 02, 2012 at 09:00 AM concerned_Jew Says:

Sounds like a nice project. Hope it works out well.

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 Apr 02, 2012 at 10:08 AM leser Says:

The neighborhood is B"H wonderful. Plenty of kosher stores, great locations, parks everywehre. i think it will be good for people looking to move in to have an alternative to the co ops which is where the vast majority of the nighborhoods Orthodox Jews live.

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 Apr 02, 2012 at 06:19 PM elyeh Says:

The Lower East Side has shuls and lots of yidden. And the coops are good places to live.

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 Apr 02, 2012 at 08:20 PM anonymrs Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Don't count on it. The LES is a very depressing looking area.

Anonymous #2: What makes you say that? Do you live there in the wonderfully vibrant community in the beautiful parks and nicely kept buildings?

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