Jay Maisel

‘Totokaelo’ Opens Jumbo Pop-Up Space this Friday at 190 Bowery

Posted October 4, 2017 at 5:12 am

There is major activity happening inside the ground level of the Germania Bank Building on the Bowery. Final preparations are underway to transform this massive space into a temporary fashion emporium. As previously reported, the owner of 190 Bowery, Aby Rosen, signed an abbreviated lease over the summer with Totokaelo to take 8,918 square-feet. It officially opens […]

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Scaffolding Goes Up at 190 Bowery for ‘Alterations’

Posted July 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Germania Bank Building will be obstructed for the duration. Ever since Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) pissed off the neighborhood with an exclusive Vito Schnabel gallery show at 190 Bowery, contractors have been busy re-renovating the ground level and prying debris from the walls. The gargantuan space – composed of 72 rooms across six […]

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Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery is Cleansed, No Longer a Graffiti Mecca

Posted March 11, 2015 at 5:09 am

Let the cleansing of 190 Bowery begin. Given that moving trucks park curbside to collect a lifetime of personal belongings from the Maisel family each day, it was only a matter of time before cleanup crews were dispatched to the Germania Bank Building. And that’s precisely what happened yesterday afternoon. Most of the caked-on layers […]

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

Last modified May 8, 2015 at 9:57 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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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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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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Report: Aby Rosen is Already Trying to Flip Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

This past September, blockbuster news came down the Bowery that the Germania Bank Building was in contract to real estate magnate Aby Rosen. His company – RFR Realty – had been marketing the 38,000 square-foot property since August. Even though it’s still believed that RFR hasn’t closed on the 1898 landmark just yet (and rumors that […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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72-Room Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is Listed for Sale

Posted August 7, 2014 at 6:04 am

The most iconic building on the Bowery, and a personal Boogie favorite, has been listed on the open market, albeit in mysterious fashion. Photographer Jay Maisel’s epic, 72-room single family residence at 190 Bowery, known predominantly as a longtime haven for graffiti artists, may soon change hands. This would be a huge domino to fall […]

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