135 Bowery

135 Bowery Replacement Building Finally Moves Forward with Construction

Posted December 6, 2013 at 6:00 am

It’s aliiiiiiive! After a seasons-long holding pattern, 135 Bowery is officially returning to the ranks of the living, albeit as a modern development. New scaffolding is in place. Also, contractors are currently assembling the Erector Set steel beams for the four-story tumor that will sprout from the destroyed remains of the former Federal-style row house. […]

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135 Bowery Foe Implicated in NYC Political Scandal

Posted April 11, 2013 at 6:20 am

Hindsight might be 20/20, but neighborhood activists certainly smelled fish of some kind amidst the 135 Bowery fiasco. The federal style row house had been landmarked for a minute, then just as quickly demolished after the City Council overturned the ruling of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Since then, it’s dormancy and a real estate listing […]

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Demolished 135 Bowery Up For Sale

Posted September 4, 2012 at 6:09 am

You’ll recall that Councilwoman Margaret Chin flip-flopped on landmark status for the centuries-old building, angering neighbors, local preservationists, and historians in the process.

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Margaret Chin Outlines Lower East Side Landmarking Efforts

Last modified March 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

One staunch Lower East Side preservationist is fighting on behalf of the Federal-style row house at 206 Bowery, and now informs us of the latest.


Rosie Mendez Calls on City Planning to Support “East Bowery Preservation Plan”

Posted February 7, 2012 at 6:19 am

At the forefront of the campaign these last few years, the Bowery Alliance of Neighbors continues the fight to safeguard our beloved thoroughfare.

A Brief History of 135 Bowery

Posted December 21, 2011 at 6:09 am

Neighborhood activist Sally Young, whose forte is the story behind buildings on the Bowery, shines an historical spotlight on 135 Bowery during its final hour.

135 Bowery Demolition Imminent

Posted December 19, 2011 at 6:28 am

Time to bid farewell to 135 Bowery, originally built here in 1817. Within the last week, the centuries-old Federal-style row house was wrapped in the token black death shroud.

Federal-Style 140 Bowery Loses Trademark Dormers

Posted November 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

Alas, a quiet deconstruction has already befallen the two-story brick building, currently home to Lighting Library and Classic Lighting. More after the jump!

City Council Voting in Favor of Bowery Citizen Savings Bank Landmark

Posted October 28, 2011 at 6:09 am

The debacle over 135 Bowery taught the neighborhood a valuable lesson that an LPC approval vote does not a landmark make.

City Council Votes Against 135 Bowery Landmarking

Posted September 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Despite petitions, community outcry, and the resultant media exposure, the wrecking ball is coming.