Bialystoker Nursing Home

The Flight of the Conchords ‘Consulate’ Building on East Broadway is Demolished

Posted November 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

There is nothing left of 232 East Broadway, the 1960s-era building famously captured on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Demolition is now in the final stage, with bulldozers and backhoes removing the dust and bones. The destruction and cleanup are together the first step in a protracted […]

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Consulate Building on East Broadway is Now Getting Demolished

Last modified September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

And we edge closer to an out of scale two-tower development at the Bialystoker nursing home site… The building at 232 East Broadway, also known as the fictional New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, is a goner. The death shroud is now draped across its carcass, awaiting the wrecking ball. Indeed, the Department […]

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Seward Park Co-op Pushes $46.5M Air Rights Sale for Two Large Condo Towers on East Broadway

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:07 am

Get ready for more… The Seward Park Co-op might soon be accomplice to large-scale development in its backyard. Shareholders in the complex are one vote away from selling $46.5 million in air rights to developer Ascend Group for two large scale towers on East Broadway. Something big will happen here regardless of the final tally, […]

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Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

Last modified December 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, Bret (present) and Jemaine (present), but there won’t be any more band meetings with Murray at 232 East Broadway. Yup, your (fictitious) New Zealand Consulate (in HBO’s beloved cult series “Flight of The Conchords“) will soon be razed. You’ll need to find a new location for those Flight of […]

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Days After $47.5M Building Sale, Historic Jewish Heritage Mural on East Broadway is Erased

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:11 am

No sooner did the Bialystoker Nursing Home and its adjacent buildings sell than the historic Jewish heritage mural get buffed into oblivion. Last Thursday, Ascend Group, the development firm helmed by Rob Kaliner, bought the properties at 226, 228, and 232 East Broadway for a whopping $47.5 million. (The amount was more than double the […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Designated a Landmark

Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:08 am

The “highly desirable development site” just lost some luster for developers. But for grassroots preservationists who led the charge, it was a huge win nearly two years in the making. The nine-story Bialystoker Home at 228 East Broadway was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Wednesday afternoon. Board vote was unanimous. Most […]

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LPC Calendars Bialystoker Nursing Home and Seward Park Library Calendared

Posted December 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

Bright and early yesterday morning, the Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to “calendar” applications for both the Bialystoker Nursing Home and the Seward Park Library.

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LPC Will Hear Cases for Bialystoker, Seward Park Library Landmarking

Posted December 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

The Landmarks Preservation Commission is holding its second public hearing of December tomorrow morning for a new crop of landmark considerations

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Margaret Chin Urges LPC to Landmark Bialystoker Home

Posted August 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

The fight to keep Bialystoker a nursing home was lost nearly one year ago, but the battle for its mere survival on the Lower East Side is still very much alive.

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Support Bialystoker Landmarking Tonight!

Posted March 20, 2012 at 6:18 am

Last-ditch efforts to landmark the Bialystoker Nursing Home continue tonight with an appeal to Community Board 3. Details inside!