Paul Simon and Scarlett Johansson Interested in 250 Bowery

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 at 9:00 am by

250-bowery-gentrification-sign

It seems every six months or so, the city papers decide to recycle the same sprawling styles piece about the changing Bowery. Somewhere in each office there must be a template sitting around like the exam stencils trashed in Animal House for Bludo and company to find. Today the Daily News published an article about how the thoroughfare has transitioned from Skid Row to “celebrity hangout.” Not much new here; just a large industry circle jerk.

Centerpiece in the writeup is the new luxury residential building at 250 Bowery. Since inventory opened to the public, 22 of 26 units have sold. The development reportedly attracted the attention of Scarlett Johansson and Paul Simon.

255-bowery-update-1

Best line of the whole article comes from Lower Eastpacking purveyor Eugene Remm of EMM Group, whose triple-threat at 199 Bowery is ruffling neighbors’ feathers. Totally late to the game, he proclaims that he “likes being way ahead of the curve” and that this location is a destination [Golf Clap].

One of the hot new restaurants is The General at 199 Bowery, where “Top Chef” season 3 winner Hung Huynh is behind the stove, and the dining room is packed with scene makers.

“We liked being way ahead of the curve here,” said co-owner Eugene Remm. “This is a location destination, meaning once the crowd gets here, they stay.”

There’s also some heartening news from the Bari Restaurant Supply camp. Owners claim they’re “not going anywhere, ever.” Bold statement. The longtime commercial business owns their land, purchased in 1976. Valuable real estate.

[via Daily News]

Recent Stories

thor-vandal
Atop the Hotel on Rivington, Street Art Takes Hold

It’s not just nightlife tune-ups, the Hotel on Rivington is seemingly trying to reinvent itself. Last month, we noted the nightlife reboot on premise. The Shanghai-themed lounge, Jia (formerly Viktor & Spoils), and an as-yet-unnamed Mediterranean restaurant in the adjacent space. Both are by the collective hand of Roberto Buchelli (Beautique, Provocateur) and Corey Lane (partner […]

icp-bowery-open
International Center of Photography Brings ‘Maman’ Cafe Outpost to the Bowery

The International Center of Photography officially opened its flagship Bowery location to the public yesterday. Its coronation was years in the making, and caps an extended period of dormancy for this storefront real estate at 250 Bowery. With its arrival in the neighborhood, though, is a tag-along eats occupant. Indeed, lost in all the headlines […]

2spring-sign-stand
Mic Drop: State Denies ‘The Stand’ Comedy Club a Chance on the Bowery

After four years on Third Avenue, The Stand was planning on relocating the comedy club to a basement on the Bowery. Apparently some impending development is pushing them out. However, the state denied owner Paul Italia and company a liquor license this week for the subterranean space below 2 Spring Street. Opposition to the establishment was entrenched from […]

bowery-boys
Ambitious ‘Windows on the Bowery’ Placard Project to Highlight History of Thoroughfare, Launches July 5

These days, the Bowery rarely gets due recognition for its pioneering architecture, and early contributions to myriad art forms, such as tattooing, punk, vaudeville, and Yiddish Theater. Instead, it’s really all about which historic buildings can be sold to the highest bidder for demolition and re-development. Armed with a platoon of historians and visually-striking imagery, […]

showdown-2016-1_wm
Scenes from Steve Nash’s 9th Annual Showdown NYC on the LES [PHOTOS]

Last night, the Lower East Side again played host to the annual Showdown NYC. It was the ninth outing for retired ball player Steve Nash, who rallied his athlete friends for another inner-city friendly. As in years prior, a delegation of NBA, MLS, and international soccer stars, as well as notable personalities, gathered at Nike […]

  • Jumbo

    I’m pretty sure Massey knakal has been marketing 5 prince street, 232-244 bowery portfolio for the past few years-just looking for a lot of money…

  • EV Grieve

    “Ahead of the curve” right behind DBGB, Pulino’s, Peels…