260 Bowery is Coming Down, 8-Story Condo Building on the Way

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Its last act as a target for street artists and graffiti writers alike is officially done. More than a year after the death warrant was approved by the Department of Buildings, 260 Bowery is ready to fall. The requisite demolition permit was issued back in June; preparations commenced yesterday morning with the assembly of the requisite sidewalk bridge.

As previously reported, Premier Equities purchased 260 Bowery in November for $10 million, shortly after word leaked of the forthcoming eight-story replacement. Plans for the newcomer were filed with the city some eight months ago, but remain in the purgatory of “disapproved” status. According to the pending proposal, the new luxury building contains four full-floor apartments capped by a duplex penthouse and rooftop recreation area, all divided across 14,611 square-feet of space; there is also 5,100 square-feet of retail to occupy the ground, cellar, and second floors.

Morris Adjmi Architects is the designer of record on the high-end project.

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As for JR’s wheat-paste of a Robert Capa image on the facade of 260 Bowery, there isn’t much left of the piece.

260 Bowery previously housed Dixon Place (now on Chrystie Street) and a Chinese kitchen supply company.

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