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.

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?

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