Forum on Bialystoker Nursing Home Next Week
Now the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors is jumping in the proverbial ring to help spread awareness and support. The grassroots organization sends along word about a panel discussion regarding the historic Bialystoker Nursing Home in an effort to bolster support for landmark status. It’s called “The Bialystoker Home: Past, Present, Future” and will transpire Sunday, February 5.
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Sunday, February 5, 2012
1:15 – 3:30 pm
Seward Park Cooperative Community Room
264 East Broadway (at Montgomery Street)
Free and Open to the Public
Distinguished panelists will discuss:
- The origins of the Bialystoker Home for the Aged, 228 East Broadway
- Its vital role in caring for the elderly and infirm of the community for 80 years
- The neighborhood, NYC and the nation during the Great Depression
- Its unique architectural character reflecting the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side
- The recent vacating of its residents and proposed sale, ongoing efforts to preserve the building through landmark designation, and possible scenarios for its redevelopment
Welcome: Linda Jones, founding member, Seward Park Preservation & History Club and Friends of the Bialystoker Home; member, Community Board 3
Introduction: Laurie Tobias Cohen, Executive Director, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
Moderator: Joyce Mendelsohn, author of “The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited”; founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home.
Panelists (in formation):
Rebecca Kobrin, author of “Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora”; Assistant Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University
Suzanne Wasserman, filmmaker; Director, Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center
Elissa Sampson, Ph.D candidate in Urban Geography, UNC; long‑time resident of the Lower East Side
Mitchell Grubler, founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home, VP Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance