Tourist In Your Own Town Gives a Brief History of Congregation Ansche Chesed on the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is home to one of the oldest synagogues in the City, Congregation Ansche Chesed.

Congregation Ansche Chesed, located at the corner of West 100th Street and West End Avenue, is part of the recently designated Riverside-West End historic district Extension II on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The congregation, dating back to 1828, was housed in various structures throughout its history. The current building was completed in 1927 and was designed by architect Edward Shire in the Romanesque and Byzantine styles.

The video is produced by the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Tourist in Your Own Town series that explores some of New York’s best hidden gems as well as some of the classic iconic landmarks.

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