Another Rally Planned to Save Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted on: August 17th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

A few weeks after a highly-visible rally outside Bialystoker Nursing Home, organizers have just planned another such get-together for August 23, 2-3 pmAs previously reported, the crux of the issue is the reported closure of the eighty-year-old hospice center at 228 East Broadway.  Family and community members are incensed by this move, especially given the shady activity of Board President Ira Meister.  His real estate company, Matthew Adam Properties, reportedly purchased the neighboring three-story building that Bialystoker previously owned (Murray’s office in Flight of the Conchords).  Demolition here creates quite the development opportunity.

[Photo Credit: Save Bialystoker]

From the inbox:

What: After more than 80 years of serving the Lower East Side community, Bialystoker Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation has suddenly decided to close its doors coming this October 2011. The reason for this Non-For-Profit Skilled Nursing Home closing appears to be misleading. A thorough investigation has been asked to be conducted on the President of the Board, Mr. Ira Meister, and the closure of the Home. Apprehensive and outraged, the residents of the Home, family members, and community members are staging a coordinated protest rally in the investigation of the abrupt closure and the right to keep Bialystoker from closing and continue their acquisition to provide care for the sick and infirm of lower Manhattan.

Who: Residents of Bialystoker, resident family members, community members, and community leaders will be at the protest rally in favor of Bialystoker. Media coverage, politicians, and the attorney general have also been contacted.

When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 –2:00 P.M.—3:00 P.M Bialystoker Nursing Home is located at 228 East Broadway; 212-475-7755.

The local police department 7th precinct will close part of the street and help to make this protest rally as safe as possible.

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