In the short two months since we last checked in with 257 Bowery, the entire building was systematically dismantled. Now nothing remains but a pile of bricks and a clear view of Sara D. Roosevelt Park through the empty space.
Yesterday morning, the sidewalk plywood was removed, revealing an enormous backhoe sitting in the narrow lot. A half-dozen surveyors and construction workers were also on hand, signaling that work has no doubt begun on the ten-story art gallery for Sperone Westwater. With the New Museum, a McNally pizzeria, and Whole
Paycheck Foods already in the vicinity, prepare for even more glass and pretentiousness.
Time’s Up [Bowery Boogie]