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Report: Bowery ‘Tech Incubator’ Buildings Sell for Combined $48.5M

Posted September 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

Remember those much-publicized “tech incubator” buildings on the Bowery? They just changed hands. Located within a block of each other, both buildings – 135 Bowery and 161 Bowery – just sold to Marx Realty for a combined $48.5 million. The sale follows more than a year after former owner Caspi Development began peddling the properties […]

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For 85 Bowery Residents, a Lion’s Welcome Home

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

It was a holiday Friday, but that didn’t prevent the buildup of a media circus outside 85 Bowery in Chinatown. This was the official homecoming, and final chapter in the 85 Bowery saga, for dozens of tenants who were displaced eight months ago when their tenement home was deemed unsafe by the city. The nighttime […]

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5Pointz Revived with ‘Vertical Love Letter’ at CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

The towering new CitizenM hotel on the Bowery opens in just a few weeks. And with it, a revival of the 5Pointz collective and its nascent Museum of Street Art (moSA). As first reported earlier in the summer, a slew of artists decked the halls (and stairwells) with tags and murals, while photographer Christelle de […]

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Vacate Order Lifted, 85 Bowery Residents Finally Return Home Today

Posted August 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

Well that timetable ran right down to the wire. After being displaced for nearly eight months, the tenants of 85 Bowery are returning home today. Department of Buildings lifted the longstanding vacate order on Wednesday, permitting this late-summer homecoming. Early last month, litigation was settled between landlord Joseph Betesh and displaced residents, with an agreement […]

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JR’s Eye on the Bowery

Posted August 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

Street artist JR now has an eye on the Bowery. Literally. The French artist – currently showcasing a high-profile show at Galerie Perrotin on Orchard Street – threw up this multi-story wheat-paste earlier this month. The black-and-white photograph is glued to the facade of 344 Bowery, at the corner of Great Jones Street. JR’s solo […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Plans New Hotel in Bowery Lighting District

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

Apparently the Bowery needs another hotel. To fill this non-void of lodging, Marriott’s newish boutique brand, Moxy NYC, is set to impart its second downtown lodge, and fourth citywide, here in the Bowery lighting district. (The company already demolished an historic row of structures on East 11th Street for the other.) This particular corner parcel […]

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The Slow Rise of Morris Adjmi’s Bowery Condo

Posted July 27, 2018 at 5:07 am

The latest condo compound to join the Bowery skyline is finally on the rise. Designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, the new luxury development at 260 Bowery is now out of the pit, so to speak, and ascending past a height of roughly five stories. The eight-story project has been a crawl ever since the building […]

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Fistfight Erupts Outside Whole Foods on the Bowery [VIDEO]

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, two guys got into a fight outside the Whole Foods on the Bowery. A tipster shared the enclosed video, which shows the duo duking it out on the sidewalk in front of the bougie supermarket. It’s unclear what sparked the fight (disagreement over organic produce?), but we’re told that they seemed to “know […]

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‘FitHouse’ Folds Bowery Location, Decamps to NoHo

Posted July 18, 2018 at 5:08 am

Four months later, that new workout studio, FitHouse, just left the Bowery for good. Unfit for the location, the gates are now drawn and space completely cleared out. Customers are instead directed via storefront signage to the new 5,500 square-foot NoHo location at 712 Broadway (“five blocks away”). This departure is somewhat sudden. The location at […]

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Karl Fischer’s Bowery Condo Building Gains New Homogenous Facade

Posted July 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

Karl Fischer’s seven-story condo building at 263 Bowery looks totally different. For the last two years, its original masonry has been under the knife to install a new facade altogether. Something more befitting Bowery 2.0. The black shroud of netting was just removed to reveal an exterior completely swapped out. It’s basically dulled to a […]

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