Here’s a reminder about an event we told you about last month. On Sunday, there will be a panel discussion on the past, present and future of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home building on East Broadway. The home closed last year due, board members said, to severe financial difficulties. They have been trying to sell the site to a developer for luxury condos. Now the Landmarks Preservation Commission is weighing whether to protect the building from demolition.
Sunday’s event, sponsored by the Friends of the Bialystoker Home, is meant to bolster the campaign to save the building. The panelists include: Suzanne Wasserman, director, Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center; Laurie Tobias Cohen, executive director, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy; Rebecca Kobrin, author of Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora and assistant professor, Department of History, Columbia University; Elissa Sampson, PhD candidate, Urban Geography, University of North Carolina and long-time Lower East Side resident; Linda Jones, founding member, Seward Park Preservation & History Club and member, Community Board 3; and Mitchell Grubler, vice president, Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance.
It takes place Sunday at 1:15 p.m., in the Seward Park Co-op Community Room, 264 East Broadway.