Angel of the East Side
Just to the South of East Houston Street, tucked away in a corner of the Lower East Side, sits the Gothic splendor that is The Angel Orensanz Foundation. This revival synagogue, the oldest in New York, is fairly innocuous from the street but once inside its sheer magnificence takes your breath away. Spanish sculptor and painter Angel Orensanz purchased the property in 1986, restored it and converted it into an art gallery and performance space. Just stunning.