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11-Story Mixed-Use Tower is Planned for 139 Bowery

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

New developments in the Bowery lighting district are becoming more commonplace these days. The frequency of property transactions and building renovations seems more frantic than in the past. Just look at what happened at 134-142 Bowery, which collectively netted $45 million last month. Computer printouts on the ground level of 139 Bowery just across the […]

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The Federal-Style Row House at 35 Cooper Square was Razed for this Crappy Dorm

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The rich cultural history of 35 Cooper Square concludes with the reveal of its brooding gray replacement. Almost four years later, we’re now stuck with this eyesore of a dorm, courtesy of developer Arun Bhatia. The new thirteen-story building will house students from Marymount Manhattan College once completed. For almost two hundred years, a Federal-style […]

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Amato Opera House Lettering is No Longer on the Bowery

Posted December 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

The disheveled, remnant evidence of the Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery is now wiped from public view. Within the last month or so, onsite renovations ahead of luxury conversion resulted in the removal of the iconic lettering. Controversial landlord Steve Croman obtained permits from the Department of Buildings in October to transform this haunted beauty […]

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Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Marches Toward ‘Luxury Boutique Living’

Posted December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Shortly after its big reveal over the summer, the project site at Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery went quiet. Its facade left in a pre-completed skeletal state. Work resumed a few months later, though, and we are now seeing the final touches applied to the seven-story product. It’s a mass of steel and glass that complements the […]

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Photo: Robert Perry

Bowery Mission Hosting ‘LES Art Drive’ Auction and ‘Through My Lens’ Showcase of Photographs Shot by the Homeless

Posted December 12, 2014 at 9:23 am

Here’s a great way to help those in need and finish up that holiday shopping. This Sunday marks the first annual L.E.S. Art Drive, a silent auction to benefit the good works being done at the Bowery Mission. Neighborhood galleries (Sperone Westwater, Simon Preston Gallery and Gallery nine5), as well as artists with ties to the Lower East […]

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Funeral Being Held Today for Bowery Hit-and-Run Victim

Posted December 11, 2014 at 5:37 am

On the evening of November 24, a 24-year-old named Danny Lin sped northward on the Bowery in his 2001 BMW sedan and fatally struck beloved local Robert Perry. It was later revealed that his speed was clocked at twice the legal limit of 25mph. The traffic accident transpired outside the Bowery Mission, but Lin fled the […]

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More on the $45M Bowery Transaction that Has Preservationists Worried

Posted December 9, 2014 at 5:32 am

More information has come to light regarding the identity of the buyer who acquired a row of historic buildings on the Bowery. You’ll recall that 134-142 Bowery sold for a $45 million sum, but speculation was rampant as to who shelled out the cash. Now we know; look no further than … Montana (?). The […]

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Birchbox is Opening Men’s Pop-Up on the Bowery Tonight

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

Brown window dressing had been in place ever since Tokyobike ditched 1 Prince Street earlier this fall. That wasn’t a surprise, as the upscale bicycle brand was only in it for the short run. Just a couple months of dormancy, and now the cornershop on the Bowery (owned by Bari Restaurant Equipment) is ready for […]

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Here is the First Graffiti-Free Rendering of 190 Bowery for Potential Buyers

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

Two weeks ago, we reported that real estate magnate Aby Rosen (RFR Realty) was already trying to flip his purported acquisition. The lovely Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. Even though no official documentation conclusively proves that Rosen’s RFR Realty actually purchased the property in the first place. Regardless, word leaked that Massey Knakal is the […]

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24-Year-Old Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run on the Bowery Faces Serious Charges

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:00 am

Justice is being served. The motorist involved in that fatal hit-and-run on the Bowery Monday night is facing the music. As previously reported, Danny Lin was driving northbound in his 2001 BMW sedan when he struck Robert Perry just north of Rivington. Cops said he was going double the recently-imposed speed limit of 25 mph. […]

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