Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished
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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 the Conchords strategy sessions; perhaps the Seward Park Library?
Just so you know, the building demolition is all a part of the Ascend Group’s purchase of 226, 228, and 232 East Broadway for a whopping $47.5 million, where the plan is to construct “towering apartment buildings” on either side of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home.
The city approved demolition permits for 232 East Broadway two weeks ago.
(The “Jewish Heritage Mural” was already whitewashed from the side of the building; it’s only a matter of time before the wrecking ball arrives. So get your pictures of the consulate while it’s still present.)
You can’t dine at your favorite eatery, the Wing Shoon Seafood at 165 East Broadway, anymore either. Remember – where you shook it all up with your sugar lumps? That restaurant was erased just about two years ago now. In its place now resides Wu’s Cantonese Restaurant.
Guess you guys are going to have to settle for hanging out with Mel on the stoop of 28 Henry Street … in between gigs at 169 Bar.