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Panel Discussion February 2012

Photo of Elissa Sampson by Paul Margolis

On February 5, 2012, Friends of the Bialystoker Home sponsored a panel discussion. Participants were:

  • Joyce Mendelsohn, author of The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited, founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home
  • Linda Jones, founding member, Seward Park Preservation & History Club and Friends of the Bialystoker Home; member, Community Board 3
  • Laurie Tobias Cohen, Executive Director, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy
  • Rebecca Kobrin, author of Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora; Assistant Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University
  • Suzanne Wasserman, filmmaker; Director, Gotham Center for NYC History/CUNY Graduate Center
  • Elissa Sampson, Ph.D candidate in Urban Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; long-time resident of the Lower East Side
  • Mitchell Grubler, founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home, VP Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance

See photos from the event