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216 Bowery ‘Development Opportunity’ Sells for $13M

Posted March 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

Six months on the open market, and we have a winner. A buyer has stepped forward to acquire the three-story 216 Bowery. The property traded earlier this month for $13 million ($2,650 per square-foot). The seller of the now-vacant 216 Bowery is the Balter family, presumably the owner of the eponymous restaurant supply company across […]

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200 Years of NYC History Demolished on the Bowery for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Posted March 15, 2016 at 5:18 am

Consecutive weeks of brick-by-brick demolition resulted in the loss of three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery. There is now a huge gap of open air on the block, soon to be plugged with an unneeded condo-hotel development. The takedown of 138-142 Bowery was implemented at all costs, and ultimately resulted in a stop-work […]

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Street Artist FAUST Gets Big Ups with Bowery Tag

Posted March 14, 2016 at 5:12 am

The real estate firm that brought Shepard Fairey to the heights of Bowery in 2014 (“The future is ours”) is going big again. Caspi Development just commissioned street artist FAUST to add a touch of cursive to another of its properties. Just a block to the south. Last Friday, in his signature script, FAUST scrawled the […]

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‘The Jim Gaffigan Show’ Films on the Lower East Side this Week; Season 2 Debuts in June

Posted March 10, 2016 at 5:18 am

​After a successful freshman season, The Jim Gaffigan Show makes its return this summer. As such, filming has just commenced in the show’s neighborhood of choice, the Lower East Side. Production was quartered on the eastern flank of Delancey Street last week; tomorrow it’s on the Bowery just south of Houston. We can also expect […]

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Wise Men Bar Apparently Seeks Buyer for Bowery Space

Posted March 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

From the outset, the Wise Men was pitched as “New York’s fastest growing neighborhood finally gets its local late-night spot.” Now, three years into its lease on the Bowery, ownership is apparently looking for an exit. The speakeasy-ish bar – founded by photographer Danielle Levitt, S Magazine creative director Christina Chin, and restaurant industry vet Caroleyn […]

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‘The Grayson’ Principal Partnering with Wyndham Garden Hotel for ‘Wu Room’ Lobby Bars

Posted March 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

​It appears that the eyesore of a hotel at 93 Bowery is teaming up with an East Village bar owner for its lobby operations. Kenneth Caulfield – who opened The Grayson frat bar on First Avenue last year – has been tapped by the Wyndham Garden Hotel on the Bowery. The team will appear before […]

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Amazon Series ‘The Interestings’ Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted March 7, 2016 at 10:22 am

Amazon is back for more. After a brief stint on the Bowery last week, production will resume on a new pilot for potential series, The Interestings. Looks like filming is centered between Spring Street and East Houston. The Interestings is an adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel of same, and focuses on “friends who meet at an arts camp […]

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The Bowery’s Former ‘Diamond Corner’ Will Become a Bank of America Branch, After All

Posted March 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

​Down at 88 Bowery, homogeneity is welcomed with open arms. Gone are the jewelers and in comes the bank. The Diamond Corner is officially kaput with the removal of its old-timey signage last week. Contractors have been busy at 88 Bowery for months, combining the adjacent stores into a larger space. You’ll recall that the […]

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The Bowery Notches Another Gallery with SoHo’s ‘Pop Gallery’

Posted February 29, 2016 at 10:44 am

Down at 195 Bowery, the Manhattan Stone Industry showroom is through. The tile supplier entered the scene in 2011, but will soon vanish from the streetscape. After four months of tombstone signage, landlord Thor Equities found its match. With the CitizenM Hotel bun in the oven, as it were, and gentrification all around, it seems […]

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International Center of Photography Taps Mishka Henner for New Exhibit on 250 Bowery Shed; Opening Delayed to Summer

Posted February 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

For the International Center of Photography, the build-out has begun. The ground floor condo it purchased last year for $23.5 million is now enclosed in a plywood shell for the foreseeable future. Workers erected the shed last month, which is the first time in three years that there’s been such activity at 250 Bowery. And […]

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