04 February 2008

Queens Temple Goes to a Vote Feb. 12

Feb. 12, next Tuesday, will be judgment day for Congregation Tifereth Isreal, a temple at 109-20 54TH Avenue, Queens. The synagogue had its case for preservation heard on Jan. 15, and next week the Landmarks Commission will vote on its candidancy.

If it passes muster, Tifereth Isreal will be the first Queens landmark to be so honored. As previously noted, it was built in 1911 in Corona, and it very much resembles the kind of synagogues one finds on the Lower East Side. It serves about 50 Bukharian Jewish families. It's already on the National and New York State Register of Historic Places.

Speaking of which, when is the Landmarks Commission going to list the items on the agenda at its upcoming Feb. 12 meeting? It's only 8 days away, boys.

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