Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Scores Its First Tenants

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 at 8:35 am by
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It was only last month that photographer Jay Maisel moved his family out of the building they called home for decades (acquired in 1966 for $102,000). Now, the 1898 Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery – purchased by Aby Rosen last fall for a staggering $55 Million – has its first tenant.

According to the Wall Street Journal, a “company made up of agencies representing creative professionals in the industry of luxury and fashion image-making” is poised to carve out 30,000 square-feet of office space within the Bowery behemoth. The as-yet-unnamed consortium inked an eleven-year lease. Business owner Matthew Moneypenny (James Bond?) told the paper that image licensing company Trunk Archive, and management firms CLM and Streeters are part of the deal.

And then there’s this tidbit – apparently Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty “intended to keep much of the graffiti and was pleased to find a tenant that shared its appreciation of the building’s look and place in the neighborhood.”

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