Located in Hell’s Kitchen, The Actors Temple is a synagogue founded in 1917 that became the synagogue of choice for the entertainment industry. Some of America’s greatest early 20th century entertainers such as Sophia Tucker, Jack Benny, Milton Berle, and the Three Stooges attended the temple’s services. The temple’s community declined just after World War II as the hub of the entertainment industry shifted from New York to Los Angeles, but it has managed to stay intact through maintaining its ties with the entertainment world. The temple, now equipped with a stage, rents out space to dance groups and often is transformed into theatre space for performances.
New York Engineers performed an MEP survey as part of an effort to preserve this historically significant synagogue and its ongoing contribution to the performing arts community.
The story of Bethel Gospel Assembly is one that began with humble beginnings, starting with two young black girls that were denied membership into a New York City church in 1916.
NY Engineers was hired by Mark Mariscal Architect to perform a building conditions assessment on a building belonging to the Bialystoker Synagogue which is used to provide housing community members in need, most of whom are elderly.