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50 Cent is Hosting Event at Finale/The General, But is it Legal?

Posted February 13, 2015 at 10:18 am

Forever fetching horrible headlines at 199 Bowery, EMM Group is at it again. The Lower Eastpacking club complex is hosting an “All Star Weekend” sponsored by Effen Vodka, which features a cameo by 50 Cent himself for tonight – the Friday the 13th kickoff. 50 Cent will allegedly be in da club at Finale. Yet residents living […]

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Bowery Mission Changes Leadership, Creates New Fundraising Entity

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some big news coming out of the Bowery Mission. Yesterday afternoon, the Lower East Side institution, serving the homeless and hungry for over 135 years, announced a changing of the guard, as well as an addition of a new fundraising entity. Current president Ed Morgan will be sliding over to head the new Bowery Mission Foundation, […]

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Nike Transforms the Bowery into Times Square with ‘Zoom City SNKRS Station’

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

The upper Bowery is now like Times Square, complete with bullshit publicity stunt and obnoxious ad screen. Just thank Nike for that. The footwear brand assembled a pre-fab pop up – Zoom City SNKRS Station – in the old Downtown Auto Center at the corner of Great Jones Street. Goal – plug the newest Nike sneakers […]

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Here’s What the New 210 Bowery Will Look Like After Its ‘Vertical Extension’

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:10 am

The old-timer at 210 Bowery – once a 1930s-era flophouse called the Monroe Hotel – will see its glitzy makeover in the coming years. As previously reported, Acadia Realty Trust purchased the property two years ago for $7.5 million, and will sink an additional $3.8 million into four additional floors of residential living. Yep, the […]

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This is Your Last Chance to See Inside of 190 Bowery Before Its Condo Conversion [VIDEO]

Posted February 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Here’s your chance to view the rarely-seen interior of 190 Bowery before it becomes yet another upper crust condoplex. You’ll recall that developer Aby Rosen had purchased the historic Germania Bank Building last September for a whopping $55 million. The transaction was a total windfall for former photographer-owner Jay Maisel, who netted a 500-fold return on […]

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Jackpot: Jay Maisel Sold the Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery for $55M

Last modified February 10, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Guess the deal went through. Public paperwork filed with the city yesterday evening reveals that the Germania Bank Building sold for a whopping $55 million. Doing the math, that’s a 539-fold return on investment for photographer Jay Maisel and his family. As we’ve been reporting, the high-profile transaction transpired last September. Developers had been courting […]

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Developers' wet dream of 190 Bowery, Photo: Massey Knakal

Maisels Moving out of the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery

Posted February 5, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s actually happening. The day has come. Photographer Jay Maisel is moving out of his historic mansion on the Bowery. The graffiti mecca known as the Germania Bank Building, where the family has lived for almost fifty years. A muthafuckin half-century. Belongings are now leaving the premises, though, with moving trucks having become a somewhat […]

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CitizenM Should Shovel Its Sidewalk and Rid the Daily Pigeon Feed on the Bowery

Last modified February 3, 2015 at 10:03 am

For decades, the empty lot at the northeast corner of Bowery and Delancey had housed four unique buildings. Including 185 Bowery, a century-old townhouse that the Landmarks Preservation Commission deemed unworthy of preservation; developers decaptitated the roof to ensure no landmarking. The row of buildings was demolished in the summer of 2012 so that CitizenM […]

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Why this FDNY Call Box on the Bowery is Now Painted Fluorescent Red

Posted February 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

One of the last old-school FDNY call boxes on the Bowery is now part of an art installation. Stroll over to the corner of Rivington Street; this ornate piece of street furniture (a sculpture, really) is freshly coated with eye-grabbing fluorescent red. We are told that the Two Rams Gallery across the street had previously secured […]

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A Glimpse of the Amato Opera House on the Bowery, Circa 1995 [VIDEO]

Posted January 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

A few days after unearthing his footage of Ludlow Street in 1995, Corey Shaff shares the following clip centered on the now-defunct Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery. Where the stage was allegedly smaller than the men’s room at the Met. It was initially produced for PBS that same year, but the public broadcasting channel decided the […]

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