Locals Want to Save Church of the Redeemer


A member of the East Pacific Street Block Association got in touch with us about the block association’s intent to halt the proposed demolition of 4th Avenue’s Church of the Redeemer. At this point, there is no set plan of action, but the block association is seeking the support of local politicians and the Historic Districts Council. They will schedule a meeting soon; we will keep you updated. The church plans to replace the original structure, which they say is in severe disrepair, with a mixed-use building including a new church and residential units.
Demolition Slated for 4th Ave’s Church of the Redeemer [Brownstoner] GMAP

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  • What a shame it would be to lose this great building, one of the few attractive structures on 4th Avenue. The building really is irreplaceable – can you imagine how many tens of millions of dollars it would cost to build the same stone structure today?

    If the building is in severe disrepair it is because the congregation neglected it. I know it is hard to come up with the maintenance money but other congregations in historic buildings have managed to bring in extra income by hosting performances, running a camp or daycare, etc. There are also city programs that help houses of worship – I know the Landmarks Conservancy has the Sacred Sites program that provides technical assistance and grants.

    I hope they save it – at least as condos or a nightclub if not a church!

    • Sure, some non believer says someone else should pay to keep it going. A true liberal, picking someone else’s pocket.

      Maybe if you care so much you should start attending and put some of your own dough in the collection plate.

  • What a shame it would be to lose this great building, one of the few attractive structures on 4th Avenue. The building really is irreplaceable – can you imagine how many tens of millions of dollars it would cost to build the same stone structure today?

    If the building is in severe disrepair it is because the congregation neglected it. I know it is hard to come up with the maintenance money but other congregations in historic buildings have managed to bring in extra income by hosting performances, running a camp or daycare, etc. There are also city programs that help houses of worship – I know the Landmarks Conservancy has the Sacred Sites program that provides technical assistance and grants.

    I hope they save it – at least as condos or a nightclub if not a church!

  • It’s been falling down for decades, hardly anyone worships there, the old property line results in the sidewalk being way too narrow for the amount of people who come and go from the subway entrance on this corner, garbage continually piles up around the perimeter, and people with addiction issues loiter around it at all times of the day. What’s more, there is nothing about this particular church that sets it apart from a few dozen other churches across Brooklyn. It’s not unique in any way. This church and the church on 3rd Avenue and Pacific St. are in horrible states of repair. The community would benefit from other uses on these plots of land.

  • It’s been falling down for decades, hardly anyone worships there, the old property line results in the sidewalk being way too narrow for the amount of people who come and go from the subway entrance on this corner, garbage continually piles up around the perimeter, and people with addiction issues loiter around it at all times of the day. What’s more, there is nothing about this particular church that sets it apart from a few dozen other churches across Brooklyn. It’s not unique in any way. This church and the church on 3rd Avenue and Pacific St. are in horrible states of repair. The community would benefit from other uses on these plots of land.