Bialystoker Nursing Home

First Look at Two-Towered Bialystoker Development on East Broadway

Posted July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

One month after Seward Park Co-op members failed to approve a $54 million air rights sale, developer Ascend Group reveals renderings for its two-towered endeavor on East Broadway. As expected, the Bialystoker Nursing Home is completely overwhelmed by glass. Two towers of 20 and 36 stories apiece (larger than previously believed) will soon flank the […]

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Seward Park Co-op Votes to Deny Air Rights Deal to Developer

Last modified June 14, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Big news out of Seward Park Co-op this afternoon. The votes are counted; the housing complex on Tuesday voted to deny the $54 million sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group. According to management – Charles H. Greenthal and Co. – the referendum did not yield the required two-thirds majority to pass. (Results: 690 Yes, […]

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Why I’m Voting ‘YES’ Tomorrow on the Seward Park Air Rights Sale [OP-ED]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last week, we posted an editorial from a Seward Park Co-op owner opposed to the sale of air rights to developer Ascend Group for its two-towered vision. Herewith, an op-ed from the other perspective on the shareholders vote, which happens tomorrow, written by Seward Park shareholder and former board member Marc Albaum. Picture this. It’s a […]

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Whose Air Rights is Seward Park Selling? [OP-ED]

Posted June 5, 2018 at 9:45 am

The following editorial was written by CUNY Sociology Professor and Seward Park Co-op resident Barbara Katz Rothman. The Seward Park Co-op board votes on the controversial Bialystoker air rights sale June 12. I am an academic, a CUNY Professor, a totally wonderful, privileged life.  I work from home a lot – when I lived in […]

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The Flight of the Conchords ‘Consulate’ Building on East Broadway is Demolished

Posted November 3, 2017 at 9:48 am

There is nothing left of 232 East Broadway, the 1960s-era building famously captured on the small screen as the New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords. Demolition is now in the final stage, with bulldozers and backhoes removing the dust and bones. The destruction and cleanup are together the first step in a protracted […]

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Consulate Building on East Broadway is Now Getting Demolished

Last modified September 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

And we edge closer to an out of scale two-tower development at the Bialystoker nursing home site… The building at 232 East Broadway, also known as the fictional New Zealand consulate in Flight of the Conchords, is a goner. The death shroud is now draped across its carcass, awaiting the wrecking ball. Indeed, the Department […]

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Seward Park Co-op Pushes $46.5M Air Rights Sale for Two Large Condo Towers on East Broadway

Posted March 29, 2017 at 5:07 am

Get ready for more… The Seward Park Co-op might soon be accomplice to large-scale development in its backyard. Shareholders in the complex are one vote away from selling $46.5 million in air rights to developer Ascend Group for two large scale towers on East Broadway. Something big will happen here regardless of the final tally, […]

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Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

Last modified December 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

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 […]

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Days After $47.5M Building Sale, Historic Jewish Heritage Mural on East Broadway is Erased

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:11 am

No sooner did the Bialystoker Nursing Home and its adjacent buildings sell than the historic Jewish heritage mural get buffed into oblivion. Last Thursday, Ascend Group, the development firm helmed by Rob Kaliner, bought the properties at 226, 228, and 232 East Broadway for a whopping $47.5 million. (The amount was more than double the […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Designated a Landmark

Posted May 24, 2013 at 6:08 am

The “highly desirable development site” just lost some luster for developers. But for grassroots preservationists who led the charge, it was a huge win nearly two years in the making. The nine-story Bialystoker Home at 228 East Broadway was designated a landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Wednesday afternoon. Board vote was unanimous. Most […]

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