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 .