Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home
Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable.
The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the near future, it will yield more luxury living – an 18-unit condoplex. And the Dora Cohen Memorial Park at the corner of Clinton Street will remain, albeit as private amenity for condo owners.
Round Square Development (née Ascend Group) is the developer; Space 4 Architecture is designer.
Meanwhile, there is not much to report on the jagged tower set to rise next door at 232 East Broadway. The 28-story newcomer will boast 54 apartments, pool in the basement, and 30-foot-long rear yard.
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 two years ago, the cooperative would be $54 million richer and a two-towered design would have carried.