Bowery Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Posted on: February 26th, 2013 at 6:19 am by

vintage-bowery-1

The Bowery is now officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This significant feat follows placement in the State Register, which occurred in October 2011.

However, it’s worth mentioning that this designation is strictly an historical acknowledgement, and does not carry the architectural protections or review requirements of a landmark district. But it’s still a big deal, providing extra ammo for activists pushing for full preservation of the beloved thoroughfare. Specifically with regard to the east side of the Bowery, which carries no height restrictions.

Though, the honorary title does bring state and federal tax benefits to developers who wish to rehabilitate old properties. Yeah, like that’s gonna happen in this gold rush climate…

Two Bridges Neighborhood Council and the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors co-sponsored this nomination. “[The Bowery] has a seminal connection to tap dance, vaudeville, Yiddish theater, Stephen Foster, Irving Berlin, abstract expressionism and punk,” said BAN chair David Mulkins.

Recent Stories

leftfield-ludlow-closing
Rumor: ‘Mini Rex’ Dry Karaoke Concept Banking on CB3 for Re-vote at Tonight’s Meeting

For Mini Rex, the struggle to establish a “dry karaoke” bar on Ludlow Street continues. Despite defeat. You’ll recall that the concept, co-founded by Edouard Gave and Karin Elgai, includes conjoined venues that would include separate entrances for sober and drinking patrons. Different wrist stamps for each side, but booze could be consumed in all the […]

Inside 102 Norfolk during Samy Mahfar's luxury conversion, July 2014
Report: Big Real Estate Against City Council Tenant Advocate Bill that would Curb Construction as Harassment

Last week, the City Council’s Committee on Housing and Buildings considered more than a dozen tenant-friendly bills that would provide protection from landlord harassment. Yet, one in particular, code-named Intro. 1523, drew the most attention, as it would carve out a new position within the Department of Buildings with the purpose of weighing tenants’ welfare […]

feltmans-logo-2
Wiener Classic: Feltman’s Hot Dogs Return to Coney Island After 63 Years

The prodigal hot dog is returning to Coney Island. After two years of developing a buzz for the dearly departed dog, which included a pop up stint at the Parkside Lounge, opening the East Village outpost Feltman’s Kitchen, and getting the wiener on the Mikey’s Burger menu, proprietor Michael Quinn is ready to bring Feltman’s of Coney Island […]

50clinton-reveal-1_wm
7-Story Condoplex at 50 Clinton Street Reveals its Brick Facade

Three years after Icon Realty sold its parcels at 50-62 Clinton Street to DHA Capital – it was a record $28.95 million transaction – the development it spawned now boasts some visible definition. Yesterday afternoon, the netting on the south side of the building was deposed to reveal the new masonry. Once complete, the luxury […]

peace-pentagon-nike-1_wm
Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]