Comfort Inn Lower East Side
136 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 260-4141
Fax: (212) 260-9436
136 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, US, 10002
- Phone: (212) 260-4141
- Fax: (212) 260-9436
The Kehila Kedosha Janina was built between 1925 and 1927 in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is one of the only Romaniote rite synagogues in the western hemisphere. There are a set of holiday schedule services and lunch tours are also available. A big highlight is the Kehila Kedosha Janina Museum, which preserves the 2000 year old culture of the Romaniotes. Even after years, the synagogue operates in its original form.
The Stanton Street Shul is a remarkable synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Built in 1913, this neoclassical structure was the worship center of immigrant Jews from Brzezany in Galica which is now in Ukraine. Today this small synagogue which is among a handful dozen of active synagogues in the city, comprises a various mix of Jews that range from the Holocaust survivor to the modern day Jew. It also has its own women's prayer service.
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue is touted to be one of the foremost Russian Jewish Orthodox congregation across the nation. Formerly, the Norfolk Street Baptist Church, it was purchased by Methodist congregation in 1860. This historical landmark that featured in the National Register of Historic Places was supposed to be demolished, but preservation communities worked to restore it and the demolition was stalled.
Bowery Mission serves food, provides shelter, showers and clothing to the homeless and helpless, and does not turn anyone away. It was established in 1879 by Reverend Ruliffson and his wife to help immigrants to the city. The Christian Herald newspaper bought the place in 1895, when it was in financial difficulty and since then they have also been publishing reports about the New York's poor people. They also run programs for under privileged youth with seminars, classes, job training and bible study.
Bialystoker Synagogue was initially constructed as the Willett Street Methodist Episcopal Church in 1826, and is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The synagogue was founded by a group of people who belonged to Białystok, Poland. The Federal style building has a simple roof and round arched windows. The entire building was made of local schist sourced from a nearby quarry. There is a magnificent Torah Ark that is said to have been made in Białystok and brought to New York.
Whether you are a water-baby or not, SeaHorse Fitness is a club that will turn you into one! SeaHorse Fitness is a swimming club that mainly focuses on teaching the art of swimming and training young swimmers to perfect themselves. The facility has a large constant temperature pool which has five swimming lanes and is up to 10 feet (3.048 meters) deep. SeaHorse is a hygienic club, which provides towels, locker rooms and changing facilities. The multi-lingual trainers make swimming a fun activity for the children, freeing them of any fear of water and encouraging them to swim. Even though they specialize in kids swimming, the club is equally wonderful with people of all ages, from babies and teens to grown-ups and seniors!
This temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Chinatown, and inside rests what many believe to be the largest Buddha in New York at a towering 16 feet (4.88 meters). Two golden lions guard the entrance to the temple, which also houses a large urn with burning incense. Besides the expected Buddhist worship services, the temple also has a gift shop for visitors, and a donation of USD1 is rewarded with a small fortune scroll.
Built in 1828 immediately after abolition of slavery in New York, this Anglican church is now home to the largest African American congregation in the Lower East Side. Though slavery in New York supposedly ended in 1827, this church was still built with two hidden rooms known as slave galleries, where African Americans were segregated to. The slave galleries remain there today as the church's most popular attraction.
This 3,000 square foot, fully equipped center has everything from punching bags to kicking shields. If you fancy martial arts, this place will knock your socks off. There is a complete training gym, a black belt master and lessons for all ages and skills levels. Karate, Tai Chi and Jujitsu are just some of the offerings. Prices vary.
The First Chinese Reformed Presbyterian Church is situated at the exact place which was earlier referred as the Sea and Land Church. The building was constructed in 1819 and the First Chinese Reformed Church came into existence post its establishment in 1951. The structure depicts the Georgian and the Gothic Revival styles of architecture. The site stands registered in the National Register of Historic Places. It is predominantly a building made by utilizing brick and stone.
For the Islamic community of New York, Madina Masjid (Mosque) is the city's location for Muslim worship and other services. This tranquil place draws worshipers with its beautiful architecture and serene surroundings. Besides offering the regular prayers, this clean space is ideal to spend a quite time with yourself.
If you are an electronics hobbyist, New York can be a rough town. Aside from Radio Shack there is only one other place that sells the little components you need to get that project working. 269 Electronics is truly one of the only such shops left in the city. The owner can help you track down a hard to find part or identify an unmarked component.