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Report: Aby Rosen is Already Trying to Flip Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

This past September, blockbuster news came down the Bowery that the Germania Bank Building was in contract to real estate magnate Aby Rosen. His company – RFR Realty – had been marketing the 38,000 square-foot property since August. Even though it’s still believed that RFR hasn’t closed on the 1898 landmark just yet (and rumors that […]

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77 Bowery Currently Up for Auction with Opening Bid of $5.5M

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

The seven-story East West Bank building on the Bowery is amidst a transitional period in its life span. Jonathan Zamir’s Keystone Equities purchased the commercial office building in December 2012 for $20 million, and is now selling it off piecemeal. The ground level condo went to a “private investor” back in June for $12.5 million. It […]

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$45M Bowery Transaction Pushes New York Lighting Two Doors Down

Posted November 13, 2014 at 5:00 am

Things are moving fast down at Bowery and Broome, where a block of five buildings recently sold for $45 million. The 75,000 square-foot “development site” had been pitched for over a year, but the transaction finally went through last month. 134-142 Bowery, including a pair of eighteenth century Federal-style row houses, is now in the […]

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Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Trying to Boost Image with Mural by Beau

Posted November 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Paulaner Brauhaus is doing everything under the sun to stay alive. Its desperation is as clear as the new dual-hued mural painted to its exterior. That kitschy chalkboard paneling installed after the most recent reboot was just overwritten with some artwork by Beau. The street artist spent the last few days decorating. Design and color […]

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Forcella Closes Its Bowery Dining Room; Slice of Naples Remains Open

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:10 am

Giulio Adriani’s Forcella is no longer a force on the Bowery. Already a fraction of its former glory, the main dining room at 334 Bowery closed sometime last week for renovations; butcher paper is stretched across the front windows. One of the pizza chefs behind the counter of the sidecar Slice of Naples told us that […]

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R Bar Already Gutted Ahead of Conversion to ‘Rebelle’

Posted November 3, 2014 at 6:03 am

R Bar closed for good two weeks ago amidst news that a new operator is seizing the space. As reported last week, the new restaurant entity is dubbed Rebelle. It’ll be helmed by Daniel Eddy (Spring, in Paris), Andrea Venturelli, and elements of neighbor Pearl & Ash. Little else is known at the moment. Meanwhile, the landlord […]

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Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]

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Five-Building Bowery Development Site Sells for $45M; Federal-Style Row Houses Will Fall

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The dominoes on the Bowery continue to fall. Word just came down the pike that the long-vacant stretch of former lighting stores comprising 134-142 Bowery sold for an astonishing price. The five contiguous buildings netted $45.25 million for the respective owners. Total buildable square-footage is approximately 75,000 square-feet. Jan Sasson, president of E Property Group represented […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Readies Construction; Bus Shelter Dismantled

Posted October 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

CitizenM received blessings from the Department of Buildings back in May for its 19-story skyscraper. As part of the approval, the city okayed the zoning shift from commercial (C6-1) to residential-hotel (R-1). Since then, however, the vacant land had become a parcel of overgrowth and target for street artists. Only now is there finally some […]

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Bowery Traffic Light Falls Over Onto Neighboring Building

Last modified October 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

The intersection of Bowery and Kenmare was recently reconfigured in an attempt to address ongoing traffic and safety concerns. That included a small change to the light sequence for eastbound drivers. But those morning motorists are in for a surprise this morning, as the traffic light poles at the northwest corner fell this morning. Its […]

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