Manhattan Beach Jewish Center Nominated as ‘Historic Place’

BROOKLYN -

A Jewish center serving the Manhattan Beach community for more than half a century was nominated to join a list of “historic” sites by a New York state advisory group.

The recommendation for the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center, which is located in southern Brooklyn, was made by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation among 21 other proposals, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday.

The board said that the shul’s “Bauhaus-influenced” building design makes it deserving of the designation.

The shul, which was completed in 1952, has an adjoining community center that was built in 1962. Placement on the state and national Register makes them eligible for various public preservation programs and services such as matching grants and historic rehabilitation tax credits.

There are more than 120,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places.