The Bialystoker Home:Past, Present, Future Panel Discussion

Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:15 – 3:30 pm

Photo: LuciaM

Seward Park Cooperative Community Room

264 East Broadway (at Montgomery Street)

 Free and Open to the Public                                                                                                                                 Distinguished panelists will discuss:

  • The origins of the Bialystoker Home for the Aged, 228 East Broadway
  • Its vital role in caring for the elderly and infirm of the community for 80 years
  • The neighborhood, NYC and the nation during the Great Depression
  •  Its unique architectural character reflecting the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side
  •  The recent vacating of its residents and proposed sale, ongoing efforts to preserve the building through landmark designation, and possible scenarios for its redevelopment

Welcome: Linda Jones, founding member, Seward Park Preservation & History Club and Friends of the Bialystoker Home; member, Community Board 3 

Introduction: Laurie Tobias Cohen, Executive Director, Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy

Moderator:  Joyce Mendelsohn, author of “The Lower East Side Remembered and Revisited”; founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home

Panelists (in formation):

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, UNC; long‑time resident of the Lower East Side

Mitchell Grubler, founding member, Friends of the Bialystoker Home, VP Four Borough Neighborhood Preservation Alliance

Directions: The Seward Park Community Room is located in the building at the northwest corner of East Broadway and Montgomery Street. The addresses 264, 266, and 268 East Broadway appear on the awning at the entrance. The nearest subway stop is East Broadway on the F line. The 14A bus stops at Montgomery (aka Pitt) and Grand Streets.

Sponsored by the Seward Park Preservation & History Club in collaboration with

 Friends of the Bialystoker Home and the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy.

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