Luxury Conversion of Landmark Bialystoker Nursing Home Underway

Posted on: August 13th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

No longer home for the aged, the Bialystoker on East Broadway is henceforth a lap of luxury.

Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) filed the first permits last week to begin the conversion process. To renovate the “existing community facility” into condo units.

The rooftop water tank was also removed over the weekend.

You’ll recall that the plan for two monstrous towers to flank the Lower East Side landmark ended with the Seward Park Co-op rejection of a $54 million air rights deal last summer. Instead, Round Square will drop a single condo development at 232 East Broadway that rises 28 stories and sports 55 luxury apartments. The Bialystoker building itself – 228 East Broadway – is to become an 18-unit condoplex. (They promise a more “aesthetically pleasing feel.”)

Meanwhile, the Dora Cohen Memorial Park at the corner of Clinton Street will remain, albeit as private amenity for condo owners.

Space 4 Architecture is the designer of record.

Photo: Space 4 Architecture

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