Alert: Bialystoker Home designated
The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously to designate the Bialystoker Home as a NYC Landmark Tuesday 5/21! See below for more info.
Bialystoker Home Designated
On May 21, 2013, the Landmarks Commission voted unanimously to designate the Bialystoker Home as a New York City Landmark. Check out the New York Times article here. Also read the Landmarks Preservation Commission press release here.
The designation must be approved by a City Council committee and then the full Council will vote. We feel confident that Council Member Margaret Chin will continue to support us.
We’ll have details here about any scheduled City Council hearings.
Seward Park Library Landmarks Hearing
On April 2, 2013 a public hearing on the Seward Park Library was held. We await the designation anouncement.
This 1909 building complements the Bialystoker Home. They are the last remaining historic structures on the north side of East Broadway and have been listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Buildings.
Sad News Suspended
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Hardship
The Leadership of Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, the historic synagogue at 60 Norfolk Street, have asked the Landmarks Preservation Commission to suspend their application for a hardship determination while they seek alternatives to demolition.
Read more about this suspension in The Lo-Down.
Beth Hamedrash Hagodol was declared a city landmark in 1967. In recent years, fire, water damage and, especially, a failure to maintain the building have all contributed to the building’s degradation. There is more information about the landmarked synagogue here.
We cannot end our efforts to save this historic structure until the hardship application is withdrawn and a suitable partner is found to save the synagogue. To sign an electronic petition, please click here.