Rendering Reveals Glimpse of 2-Story Building to Rise at Billy’s Antiques Lot

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 at 6:05 am by
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With the new plywood enclosure at the Bowery graffiti wall comes a rendering of the two-story building we can expect on the adjacent lot. As previously reported, a full city block of scaffolding and fencing appeared on East Houston over the weekend. The replacement real estate itself was responsible, at least partially, for the demise of Billy’s Antiques in 2012.

The rendering included on the DOB signage reveals a stout brick building with pronounced archways, high-reaching windows, and rooftop hangout space. 76 East Houston Street is commercially zoned and offers 2,928 square-feet of space. Billy LeRoy probably won’t be returning to the new development. In addition, the imagery further proves that the graffiti wall itself will remain intact upon completion of the building. Funny that the designers chose to include Shepard Fairey’s controversial piece from 2010.

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The estate of Tony Goldman owns both the wall and the Billy’s Antiques lot.

In related news, prolific tagger Jim Joe was the first on the street to publicly comment on the enclosure of the Bowery graffiti wall. The sidewalk bridge briefly boasted the message “Transparency International,” signed with his name and a sad face. That lasted a day before being painted over.

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Photo: Jim Joe Instagram

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