Former Bialystoker Building Has a “Flight of the Conchords” Connection

In our story yesterday about the closure of the Bialystoker Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation at 228 East Broadway, we mentioned this property: 232 East Broadway. The former medical office building was sold last year by the nursing home, apparently to an LLC controlled by Ira Meister, a real estate developer and chairman of the Bialystoker board.

This building also has another claim to fame. If you’re a fan of the HBO series, Flight of the Conchords, you already know it was supposedly the New Zealand Consulate. The band’s manager, worked here as the “deputy cultural attache!”

Flight of the Conchords/HBO.

By the way, 232 East Broadway is now vacant. A Grubb & Ellis listing says the 11,800 square foot facility is available for rent, at $25/sq.ft. Here’s the description posted online:

Grubb & Ellis New York, Inc. is pleased to offer for lease 232 East Broadway, New York, NY. Situated on East Broadway between Clinton and Pitt streets in the Lower East Side, the Property is fully renovated, equipped with central air conditioning and in move-in condition. This former medical facility, suitable for a wide variety of office uses, presents the opportunity to rent a conveniently located short-term space alternative at a very competitive rent.