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Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Scores Its First Tenants

Posted April 20, 2015 at 8:35 am

It was only last month that photographer Jay Maisel moved his family out of the building they called home for decades (acquired in 1966 for $102,000). Now, the 1898 Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery – purchased by Aby Rosen last fall for a staggering $55 Million – has its first tenant. According to the Wall […]

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Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

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After a Year of Inactivity, Ron English is the Next Artist to Paint the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

The mobile boom was rolled into place beside the freshly-constructed Bowery graffiti wall early yesterday morning. In covering this slab for years, this is the surest signal that a change of the guard is in the cards. Indeed, the next entrant is already at bat to paint a mural here. Acclaimed street artist Ron English has […]

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New and Improved Graffiti Wall Unveiled on the Bowery

Posted April 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

There she is – the newly constructed Bowery Graffiti Wall, having shed its pesky plywood perimeter yesterday afternoon. A clean slate. Workers spent the last few months perfecting the high-profile, one-story canvas and installing the proper paneling. From our vantage point, it appears that replacement is a smidgen taller than its predecessor. And it looks […]

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International Center of Photography Seals the $23.5M Deal for 250 Bowery

Posted April 10, 2015 at 5:18 am

The International Center of Photography recently sealed the deal on its new Bowery facility. As first reported here in December, the 30-year-old institution selected the commercial condo unit at 250 Bowery for its museum. The 11,000 square-foot space (ground + basement) had been in contract since January when the ask was quoted as $23 million. Final […]

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Chair Factory Ditches Bowery Showroom After Ten Years on the Block

Posted April 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

The row of restaurant suppliers on the Bowery just south of Houston is hurting. Two losses to report today, and both residing in buildings that sold as part of a $62 million portfolio back in 2013. Take a seat… The Chair Factory at 214 Bowery is no longer part of the commercial snapshot. Walking by […]

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M103 Bus Stop Relocated Closer to Rivington Street Thanks to CitizenM Hotel Construction

Last modified April 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

Construction at the recently activated CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is already causing major disruptions. Like a one-story plywood fence and a new walkway that occupies a good portion of roadway. And at the expense of an existing bus stop. The northbound M103 – an orphaned bus stop for a couple weeks – has just […]

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R Bar Replacement ‘Rebelle’ Announces Itself at 218 Bowery

Posted April 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

The “R” at 218 Bowery now stands for “Rebelle.” Since its closure last October, the former R Bar space at 218 Bowery has undergone extensive renovation. The entire joint was gutted, and is now in the remodeling phase for the replacement venture. On a recent walkby, we noticed a shit-brown exterior, and newly-appointed dining room […]

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Chris Santos Confirmed for New Tao Project at 199 Bowery

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

More news that further confirms the imminent arrival of the Tao Group at 199 Bowery, a story we broke Monday morning. Eater followed up the report, noting that Chris Santos, executive chef and partner of Stanton Social and Beauty & Essex, is to helm the new “restaurant” concept. Both of these Lower East Side nightlife […]

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Today in LES History: Television Debuts at CBGB on the Bowery

Last modified April 1, 2015 at 12:42 am

On this day in… 1974 – The seminal rock/punk/alternative band Television began their Sunday night residency at CBGB, a former Bowery dive bar where band members built a stage for their debut performance. Here is an excerpt from a piece that NYU professor Bryan Waterman wrote last year on the fortieth anniversary of the event… Although […]

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