The Ruins Of The Borscht Belt​, a photographic exhibit by Marisa Scheinfeld

In 2013 The Conservancy was proud to host The Ruins Of The Borscht Bel, a photographic exhibit by Marisa Scheinfeld at our Kling & Niman Family Visitor Center. We are happy to share the news that this very popular show will be expanded and shown at the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History. It is entitled "Echoes of the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs by Marisa Scheinfeld." The exhibition opened to the public on Sunday, August 3 and will be on view until Sunday, April 12, 2015. This exhibition features 23 large-scale images complimented by a selection of original artifacts and ephemera from some ofthe Borscht Belt's most beloved hotels and resorts.

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Unanimous vote by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the Bialystoker Center and Home as a Landmark!

We are happy to report that, yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously designated the Bialylstoker Home and Center as an official NYC landmark. Constructed by Jewish immigrants from Poland, led by their charismatic leader David Sohn, the splendid Art Deco building designed by architect Harry Hurwit, opened as a nursing home in 1931 and closed on November 1, 2012, when it was put on the market as "a highly desirable development site." We thank everyone who rallied to save this historic building--Council Member Margaret Chin, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community Board 3, concerned individuals and organizations--that will stand as a landmark and a permanent
reminder of an earlier era on the Lower East Side. Read about it in the New York Times .

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Bowery Blog about the Bialystoker Home for the Aged

Bialystoker Home for the Aged may not make it into many tourist guides, but this Lower East Side art deco artifact holds an important link to New York's immigrant history. It was just born on the wrong side of the street, and because of that, it's an endangered structure. Read this terrific blog post in The Bowery Boys titled, Bialystoker Home, a remarkable Lower East Side treasure and home for assisted living--now in need of some assistance .

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Copy of Unanimous vote by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission to designate the Bialystoker Center and Home as a Landmark!

We are happy to report that, yesterday, the Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously designated the Bialylstoker Home and Center as an official NYC landmark. Constructed by Jewish immigrants from Poland, led by their charismatic leader David Sohn, the splendid Art Deco building designed by architect Harry Hurwit, opened as a nursing home in 1931 and closed on November 1, 2012, when it was put on the market as "a highly desirable development site." We thank everyone who rallied to save this historic building--Council Member Margaret Chin, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Daniel Squadron, Community Board 3, concerned individuals and organizations--that will stand as a landmark and a permanent
reminder of an earlier era on the Lower East Side. Read about it in the New York Times .

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The Bialy is written about!

September, 2014
The LESJC is proud to feature this stop on our many walking tours - read the article on the Tablet online .


The Bialy—the Bagel's Long-Neglected Cousin —Tries for a Comeback At Kossar's on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction .
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