Seward Park Co-op

Bialystoker Tower Tops out at 30 Stories on East Broadway

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm

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 […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Scraping Sky at 20 Stories

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:38 pm

The latest tower to dominate the Lower East Side skyline is coming into its own. Indeed, the development flanking the converted Bialystoker Nursing Home on East Broadway now stands at nearly twenty stories. That’s roughly two-thirds of the way to reaching the thirty-story apex. Making it the tallest building in the immediate vicinity. At least […]

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Flower Pop Mural on Grand Street for the Benefit of LES Organizations

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:06 am

A bouquet of life for the southerly corner of Grand and Suffolk. This flowery pop of color on the Seward Park Co-op retail complex is courtesy of artist Morgan Everhart. As it were, the mural is a blooming homage to the community’s perseverance through the struggles and hardships of the pandemic. And it directly supports […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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Smorgasburg Takes Over from Hester Street Fair

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm

The Seward Park Co-op on Wednesday announced to its shareholders the entity to replace the Hester Street Fair. The housing complex, which owns the backside lot facing Essex Street, ultimately chose Smorgasburg as the operator. The company behind the behemoth market – Flea Industries – will impart the “Hester Flea,” beginning Saturdays later this month. […]

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Hester Street Fair Tries to Stay Alive as Supporters Rally to the Cause

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:45 pm

The grassroots campaign to support the continuation of Hester Street Fair is gaining momentum. As reported, the weekly flea market alleged they were booted from the eleven-year perch by their landlord, the Seward Park Co-op. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 – dumbfounded both vendors and the ownership. “We […]

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Seward Park Co-op Breaks from Hester Street Fair in Favor of New Operator

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 11:32 pm

Hester Street Fair became a victim of its own success this spring, as its Seward Park Co-op overlord gave it the old heave-ho in favor of something new. Last year’s unique COVID-19 season was likely its last. Curbed had the scoop. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 for […]

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Heavy Winds Damage Elevator Motor Room at Seward Park Co-op

Last modified December 25, 2020 at 12:13 pm

The heavy storm that blew through Christmas Eve damaged one of the Seward Park Co-op buildings on East Broadway. A resident informed us this morning the elevator motor room atop 208 East Broadway lost some of its roof during the high winds last night. The debris fell into the playground area below. However, we’re told […]

Friedmans Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted December 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, is already underway on its newest outpost. It’s headed to Grand Street, at the foot of the Seward Park Co-op. There is no longer any evidence of the preceding restaurant, Randall’s BBQ. Signage was stripped from the facade of 357 Grand Street weeks ago, and there is paper hanging […]

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Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Posted October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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