MD Unger - Building for the future!
Rumors had it that a major real-estate developer has bought the half square block on 14th Ave between 49th & 50th St. The deal included Bais Yakov of Brooklyn (AKA Balkany), Temple Emanu-El, the Boro Park Y, and the old Bais Sara girls school building. The plan was to demolish the entire lot and build apartments for the over crowded Boro Park community. It seems that the deal fell apart when they where unable to get approval to demolish the Temple which has a Landmark status. So, R' Mordche Dovid Unger bought the Balkany building and adjacent landmark Temple at the corner for $14 Million. R' Mordche Dovid plans to make his main Shul and base operations over there.