Bialystoker Tower Tops out at 30 Stories on East Broadway

Posted on: September 27th, 2021 at 5:04 am by

Photo: Roger Bultot

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.

Photo: Roger Bultot

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?

Recent Stories

Police Chase, Shoot at Man Armed with 2 Knives on the Bowery

Police this morning shot at an alleged robbery suspect who resisted arrest and threatened officers with two knives. It began at 8:00am when police received the first call about an emotionally disturbed man who threatened a woman with a glass bottle outside 80 East Third Street, and attempted to steal money. He then fled south […]

The ‘Basic Necessities’ of Broome Street

Six months ago, Basic Necessities became part of Broome Street. Conceived by artist Michelle Repiso, the multimedia project tackles “three individuals and the mechanisms they used to sustain their humanity while incarcerated.” Now, with an Artist Corps Grant, Repiso is taking it one step further with community engagement. This Sunday, the artist will be crowdsourcing […]

St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery Awarded Sacred Sites Grant of $35,000

One of the oldest houses of worship in the city will receive some much needed financial aid for their ongoing restoration endeavours. The New York Landmarks Conservancy has awarded St. Marks Church in-the-Bowery $35,000 through their Sacred Sites grant, a designation that administers monies to historic religious properties throughout the state. The church on East […]

Borough President Implores Parks Commissioner to Address Community Concerns in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Two stabbings within a twelve-hour period last weekend highlighted the decrepit, yet dangerous state of Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The violence apparently pushed Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer to exert pressure on the Parks Department to address certain core issues. In a letter to Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff this week, Brewer identified two key concerns – […]

Loved Ones Crowdfunding for Grubhub Deliveryman Stabbed to Death on the LES

Loved ones have taken to online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise money for the Grubhub deliveryman stabbed to death in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last weekend. As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Surveillance footage shows that the attacker sat on the bench next […]