Friday, March 29, 2013

Bialystoker Spawns New Controversy Over Landmarking

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A decision by the historic but broke Bialystoker Center of Nursing and Rehabilitation on Manhattan’s Lower East Side to accept designation of its building as a landmark now appears to be conflicting with its most pressing moral imperative: paying back wages to its workers.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beth Hamedrash Does a 180

An unusual application to the landmarks commission, filed in December, would have allowed the congregation to demolish its building and replace it with a new development — including a sanctuary, a museum and space for residential use. But the synagogue that wanted to demolish itself now appears to have had a change of heart. 

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