The Last Gasp of 185 Bowery

Posted on: February 26th, 2010 at 6:27 am by

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In the short week since the netting went up, the century-old 185 Bowery has virtually disappeared from the block.  This is its last gasp before finally succumbing to the inevitable. Another hotel.  While walking past the once-proud townhouse yesterday afternoon, we caught a glimpse of the ground floor interior.  Or what remains of it.

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As demolition continues feverishly above, dumpsters sit haphazardly, waiting to be fed with the ashes of 185.  Meanwhile, a drawing of the old structure is currently taped to the entrance; it’s a subtle reminder.

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And a tipster sent in this flyer, which includes a history of 185 Bowery, as compiled by Sally Young.

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