Bohemian National Hall in New York reopening after extensive renovations
The Bohemian National Hall in New York is being officially opened on Thursday evening. The hall was built by Czech immigrants on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in the late 19th century and served as an important social centre for many decades. However, it fell into disrepair and was sold to the Czech state for the token price of one dollar in 2001. Since then the Czech Republic has funded an extensive reconstruction of the impressive five-storey building, which will now house the Czech Center and other Czech institutions in New York.