169 Bowery

Report: Four Bowery Buildings Sold to Gordon Lau for $50M

Posted February 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Everyone on the Bowery is cashing out, these days. It’s unstoppable. Even the longtimers are going. A week after learning that photographer Jay Maisel sold his crown jewel at 190 Bowery for an eye-popping $55 million, and not to mention the sale of the historic row at 134-142 Bowery late last year for $45 million, another […]

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Gordon Lau’s 169 Bowery Now Has a Beige Rooftop Tumor

Posted August 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

Let’s turn our collective gaze back to 169 Bowery, last occupied by the Collective Hardware gallery almost five years ago. As we reported back in December, building owner Gordon Lau has spent approximately $500,000 to convert 169 Bowery into residential real estate. The plan is to construct two floors and water tower (roughly 6,000 square-feet) […]

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Former ‘Collective Hardware’ Building on the Bowery Amidst Residential Conversion and 2-Story Addition

Posted December 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

While its neighbors continue to upscale and attract nightlife tenants, 169 Bowery remained boarded up and sealed. Basically, zero activity here since Collective Hardware was evicted by landlord Gordon Lau in February 2010. That whole mess resulted in a lawsuit which remains unresolved nearly three years after filing; Lau had appealed the judgment after Collective […]

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Update: Collective Hardware Artwork

Posted May 24, 2010 at 6:18 am

In response to our post last Thursday, owner Stuart Braunstein wrote in to allay artists’ fears regarding retrieval of hostage artwork from the recently-shuttered Collective Hardware at 169 Bowery. It appears the artists will be permitted to grab their work from the five-story gallery space.

Collective Hardware Artists Worried About Their Artwork

Last modified January 17, 2013 at 12:05 am

A concerned reader wrote in last night following news that Collective Hardware might be evicted from 169 Bowery.  Based on the email, it appears that numerous artists currently have their work trapped behind the freshly-padlocked doors.

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Collective Hardware at 169 Bowery Faces Eviction

Last modified May 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

Indeed.  The New York Post is reporting this morning that the beloved Collective Hardware at 169 Bowery is facing eviction.  City Marshals reportedly shut down the five-floor arts space last Wednesday, padlocking the doors closed.  Is this the proverbial end of the road? [Photo Credit: hobokenvie]