Bialystoker Tower Tops out at 30 Stories on East Broadway
One month is an eternity when covering the rising real estate in the neighborhood. In that time since our last follow-up, the tower flanking the Bialystoker Nursing Home finally reached the top.
The shadow-casting luxury development at 232 East Broadway reached its thirty-story pinnacle late last week. Token stars-and-stripes affixed to the top.
Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) initially filed permits for this project in October 2019. It’s a jagged mess of condos that 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.
Meanwhile, its ascent remains a permanent reminder to the Seward Park Co-op as a missed opportunity. Had residents voted in the majority to sell air rights, the housing development would be $54 million richer and a two-towered design would have carried. (The Seward Park Co-op admitted in July that significant funding is necessary.)
Before its demolition four years ago, the 1960s-era building had become something of a cult sensation due to a fictional cameo on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Where will the band meetings be held now?