- The first Apple store in Queens will open later this year in the Queens Center Mall. [9to5Mac]
- The conversion of the St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Nolita will include seven luxury condos with a total sellout of $70.7 million, a church-related community facility, and two townhouses. [TRD]
- Williamsberry is a new condo, not a fruit snack, set to rise in the former noodle factory at 338 Berry Street in Williamsburg. [Curbed]
- Big-name jewelry brand Alexis Bittar is moving to Industry City from Dumbo. [Crain’s]
- Someone’s not too happy about the new Fulton Center. [NYP]
Images: Manhattan Apple store (L); Rendering of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School conversion via Marvel Architects (R)
The Anshei Meseritz
Temple soon to be turned into condos © LuciaM via Panoramio
New Yorkers know it often takes some divine intervention to land a great apartment. Luckily, with dozens of churches and synagogues now being partially or totally converted into luxury residential buildings, high-end apartment hunters can go straight to the source.
As congregations grapple with changing demographics, shrinking memberships, and costly upkeep of historic buildings, many religious institutions are concluding that it makes better financial sense to sell off a portion of their development rights, relocate to a more affordable site, or even close their doors for good.
Here’s a look at New York’s hottest and holiest developments