Developer buys Bed-Stuy church

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Another church has been sold to a developer. Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bedford-Stuyvesant sold its property for $4.1 million. Investors include Michael Lichtenstein, also a developer of 681 Driggs in Williamsburg, a project imperiled by the Grand Street rezoning. The church, at Skillman Street and Bedford Avenue, will retain its parsonage, and hopes priests can continue living there. Earlier this week, a Washington Heights church sold to a developer for $6.4 million. As The Real Deal reported in December, several are churches are turning to developers as they mixed-income and sometimes mixed-use properties on church land.

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