For the past few months, during nightly dog walks I've been passing an under-renovation place on Crosby Street with a big sign that said "Coming Soon: SoHo Synagogue." Last month they finally took the paper off the glass, revealing a very modern, barcode-like pattern on the windows that I wouldn't expect of a religious institution. I wondered if it would be similarly design-ey inside.
Now I know. Turns out it's none other than Studio Dror that was behind the design, and the interior is even cooler than the facade.
A glass table with QuaDror feet mans the reception area, and the below-ground sanctuary area is a classic SoHo, beautifully raw industrial space made stylishly warmer with Edison bulbs.