Ballet Club leaps into Pinto’s former synagogue space

June 13, 2011 04:32PM

Elie Hirschfeld and 328 East 61st Street (building source: PropertyShark)

The Ballet Club has signed a lease with Hirschfeld Properties to move into the second-floor space at 328 East 61st Street, formerly the site of Rabbi Pinto’s Mosdot Shuva synagogue. The Ballet Club signed a five-year lease for $90,000 to rent the 2,850-square-foot space, which it will occupy starting in August after it moves from its current location at 201 East 67th Street, and Hirschfeld completes construction on the studio, according Elie Hirschfeld, head of Hirschfeld Properties. The Ballet Club replaces Pinto’s synagogue, which vacated the space about nine months ago, according to Hirschfeld, because it purchased the four-story building at 122 East 58th Street for $28.5 million in 2009, public records show. The Ballet Club joins a building already heavily represented by the health and physical fitness industry. The six-story elevator structure’s other tenants include Gotham Martial Arts, Fred Astaire Dance Studio and East Side Cardiology. Meanwhile, Sports Club LA occupies 160,000 square feet in the building next door at 330 East 61st Street, which Hirschfeld also owns. TRD