134 Bowery

Looking at the 8-Story Bowery Lodging Where 200-Year-Old Federal Houses Once Stood

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the last seven months, progress has been swift at 138-142 Bowery, where historically significant buildings were destroyed in the name of luxury housing. The new eight-story mixed-use replacement development reached its apex over the summer, and just completed its masonry makeover. In fact, the black netting is gone, and the structure is on full […]

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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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What it Looks Like to Destroy 200 Years of Bowery History for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Last modified February 10, 2016 at 12:48 pm

This here is what it looks like to destroy two hundred years of local history at 138-142 Bowery. Two months after the arrival of demolition scaffolding, the row of historic structures, part of which dates back to the 1790s, is being dismantled as we speak. Despite the pair of partial stop-work orders issued last week […]

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In a Threatened Federal Row House on the Bowery, 2 New Businesses Take Hold

Posted December 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

As the figurative wrecking ball smashes into three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery, two of its adjoining brethren remain stoic. Still standing tall are 134 And 136 Bowery, spared demolition for at least the time being. Two new commercial tenants recently signed loft leases in the property, signaling said reprieve. First up is […]

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In Demolishing Historic Structures, Developer Just Wants to ‘Preserve the Look and Feel of the Bowery’

Last modified December 18, 2015 at 8:29 am

​The developer planning a condo-hotel atop three historically significant structures on the Bowery wants you to know that they’re sensitive to the nature of the project site. Demolition of 138-142 Bowery is already underway, with construction scheduled to begin shortly thereafter. The timeline to completion of 2017 is definitely a rosy prediction. An official press […]

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Demolition Prepped for Historic Bowery Buildings, Including One from 1790

Posted December 15, 2015 at 5:00 am

Today, the bell tolls for three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery, including a butchered Federal-style row house dating back to the 1790s. The wrecking ball has admittedly been expected for many months – demolition permits were filed last May, in fact – but the welcome mat was finally rolled out yesterday. A mess […]

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Investors Flip Historically Significant Bowery Development Site for $47M 

Last modified October 22, 2015 at 8:41 am

Plans for demolition have been filed for three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery. We’re talking, of course, about the assemblage of historic properties comprising 134-142 Bowery. For the second time within a year, the development parcel (in industry speak) – which includes a butchered Federal-style row house that dates back to the 1790s […]

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Three of the Oldest Buildings on the Bowery Will Soon Fall

Last modified July 12, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Three of the oldest surviving buildings on the Bowery – including a Federal style row-house dating back to the 1790s – will soon meet the wrecking ball. Demolition permits were filed with the Department of Buildings earlier this week for 138-142 Bowery, part of a portfolio that sold for $45 million last fall. 140 Bowery, […]

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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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$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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