Thursday, September 13, 2007

Gowanus Gets Enlightened

Ayyun Center

That big, empty green warehouse building at Union and Bond Street in Gowanus is now home to the Ayyun Center for Jewish Enrichment. We can report this much: the building, which has been empty for years and is on the market for $12 million, was hosting some sort of event last night. A reader had emailed us earlier in the week saying
It has been repainted. Green, but not the beautiful blue-green it was before. Inside, there are at least three chandeliers and floor-length gauze curtains. Nightclub?
So, we swung by last night to take a look and, indeed, found the building lit up inside by chandeliers and people hanging out. There was a buffet dinner being served inside and a room near the door with sofas and children playing inside. A small sign near the door identified it as the Ayyun Center. There's no record of a sale of the building and it's still listed on City Cribs as available.

The group's website, which we found thanks to a GL reader, explains all of the religious services and programs at the building.

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Blogger @alyssa ettinger said...

rosh hashanah started last night, that's likely the gathering you saw, for after temple.

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was a gallery opening.
The south side of the building hasn't been painted.

4:33 PM  
Blogger Sarah Goodyear said...

I went by the other day while they were painting it and picked up a brochure. The url is and it seems to be up.

5:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah it was for rosh hashanah. i talked to the guys while they were setting up the night before.

10:44 AM  

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