161 Bowery

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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Mark Fisher Fitness ‘Ninja Clubhouse’ Muscles Onto the Bowery

Posted November 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

The tech incubator otherwise known as 161 Bowery welcomes a new gym to its ranks today. A “ninja clubhouse” hailing from Hell’s Kitchen called Mark Fisher Fitness. The six-year-old gym first announced itself back in August with a teaser poster in the windows. Today’s official public launch is roughly two months behind schedule. Mark Fisher […]

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Mark Fisher Fitness Opening ‘Ninja’ Clubhouse at 161 Bowery

Posted August 5, 2016 at 5:08 am

The burgeoning Bowery incubator will soon welcome a quirky new gym. As previously reported, Caspi Development is single-handedly seeking to create a Bowery tech sector with 135 and 161 Bowery. Both properties were converted into luxury offices for start-up tenants like Kik Interactive. Now the latter property is adding a boutique gym to its ranks. A […]

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Street Artist Invader Was Arrested on the Bowery During His NYC Residence

Posted December 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

The rumor we heard a few weeks ago proves true. As we exclusively reported in early November, Invader was, in fact, arrested at the corner of Bowery and Delancey minutes after installing a 9-foot Ninja Turtle atop 161 Bowery (allegedly with permission). His Instagram account reveals the photo evidence of the incident. He was let […]

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Here is the Completed Shepard Fairey Mural on the Bowery, ‘We Own the Future’

Posted August 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

And that’s a wrap. After three days on a crane, Shepard Fairey finally completed his 30 x 40 foot mural on the southern exposure of 161 Bowery. Message of the mural? “We own the future; Transform our world with creative response.” Pretty standard issue for Shepard Fairey. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but clearly visible from […]

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Shepard Fairey ‘Owns the Future’ at 161 Bowery with New Mural

Posted August 20, 2014 at 9:19 am

Shepard Fairey is pretty busy this week on the Bowery, as previously reported. The Boston-based artist was commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project to install a 30 x 40 foot mural on the south-facing exterior of 161 Bowery. Yesterday was his first day out stenciling after a night priming the brickwork. Thus far […]

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Shepard Fairey Begins Work on New 30 x 40 Foot Bowery Mural Today

Last modified August 18, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Little Italy Street Art project went big and scored Shepard Fairey to create a new mural for the Lower East Side. Chosen site for the 30 x 40 foot piece is the facade of 161 Bowery, so it’ll be visible from blocks away. Work commences today and will continue through the end of the […]

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161 Bowery Storefront Now Asking $18k in Rent

Posted December 16, 2013 at 6:01 am

More musical chairs in the Bowery lighting district could yield another bar situation. The European Crystal Chandelier store on the Bowery had been threatening closure for a year. Signage affixed to the awning mention a closing period of seven days that stretched long after its promise. That day finally arrived last month, and the business […]

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European Crystal Chandelier at 161 Bowery Closing

Posted November 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

The headlines don’t really change too much in the beleaguered Bowery Lighting District.