Bowery House Expanding with Four New Rooms

Posted on: February 19th, 2013 at 10:39 am by

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It would appear the barely-two-year-old Bowery House might be in some hot water with the city over some “illegal conversions.” That was the impetus behind a DOB vacate order last week for four “illegally converted” rooms that “exceed occupancy load.” However, we are told the violation at 220 Bowery is apparently much ado about “filing confusions.”

Co-owner Sanford Kunkel confirms that the Bowery House is indeed creating four new domiciles, and claims this vacate order is just a mixup with regard to paperwork. That they already had the final approved plans for the expansion. Nevertheless, the violation remains unresolved for the time being.

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Bowery House is continually cited as a cheapo option for transients and travelers. Part of their pitch is capitalizing on the “living history” still in the building. As if to say, “hey we’re so cool to live in an active flophouse alongside the downtrodden!”

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