Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Begins 30-Story Ascent

Posted on: May 17th, 2021 at 5:00 am by

Photo: Roger Bultot

Another monstrosity to dot the Lower East Side skyline.

Four years after its structural predecessor was razed, a thirty-story tower is now on the rise beside the Bialystoker Nursing Home. As of this week, the skeletal superstructure sits at roughly four stories in height. Major construction ahead that will yield this…

Photo: Space 4 Architecture

Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) initially filed permits in October 2019 to construct a thirty-story tower at 232 East Broadway. It’s a jagged mess of condos that will dot the block and likely usher in further gentrification here.

The 84,271 square-foot building will boast 54 apartments, each averaging about 1,397 square-feet. The steel-based structure also has a pool in the basement and a 30-foot-long rear yard.

Photo: Roger Bultot

This new skyline alteration is the result of a failed air rights sale from the Seward Park Co-op. Had the vote carried by all residents, the cooperative would be $54 million richer and a two-towered design would have carried.

The former 232 East Broadway, a 1960s-era building that famously starred as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, was demolished in November 2017.

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