Reid Singer

Bialystoker Home Spawns New Controversy Over Landmark Status

The historic Bialystoker nursing home closed under a cloud in 2011. Now a move to designate its Lower East Side building as a landmark has stoked a new controversy.

Old and Ornate: The leadership of Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagadol had said its structure has deteriorated beyond repair. Now, it?s had a change of heart.

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Synagogue Has Change of Heart About Demolition

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, a historic 163-year-old synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, wanted to demolish itself. Its rabbi has had a change of heart.

Old and Ornate: The leadership of Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagadol says its structure has deteriorated beyond repair.

Landmark Synagogue Seeks Right to Demolish Itself

Congregation Beth Hamedrash has stood like a sentry on Manhattan’s Lower East Side for 162 years. It’s a historic landmark, so why do the shul’s leaders want it torn down?