Category Archives: New York State

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Smithtown, NY

Built in 1966, St. Andrew’s Lutheran is a modest structure, topped with a six-sided cupola that brings light in through blue and white colored glass.   Advertisements

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Temple Emanu-El, East Meadow, NY

Unfortunately, this post is to celebrate a unique modern synagogue that is imminently destined for the wrecking ball. Designed by the underrated Davis, Brody, and Wisnieski, the oval sanctuary is sited at one end of the complex with a connector … Continue reading

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Poughkeepsie Synagogues

Bounded by the same block on either side of the Hudson Valley Community Center sit two mid-century synagogues. Temple Beth-El is a conservative congregation along S. Grand Avenue. The complex sits back from the street behind a parking lot and … Continue reading

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Engine Company 9, Ladder Company 6, Chinatown, NYC

Located at 75 Canal Street is this fire engine company by Hausman & Rosenberg from 1968. They also did this synagogue on the Upper West Side which has since been demolished.

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Francis Martin Branch Library, Bronx, NY

 The Francis Martin Branch of the New York Public Library is a surprisingly prominent building, occupying a curved stretch of University Avenue across from Bronx Community College. The building’s design works with the curve, stretching its length with a prominent … Continue reading

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Cruger Avenue Synagogue, Bronx, NY

This synagogue from 1964 sits off Pelham Parkway surrounded by earlier brick apartment buildings and homes. Today it seems largely empty although possibly still in use. There are a number of former or abandoned synagogues in the area as the … Continue reading

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New York State Police Troop NYC, Wards Island, NYC

The headquarters of the New York State Police in New York City is located on Wards Island. The two-story building is uniform in design with a three bay entrance and rows of triple hung windows above blue enamel panels. There … Continue reading

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