RFR Realty

Aby Rosen Files Plans to Convert Former Women’s Shelter at 11 Bond Street

Posted December 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Aby Rosen purchased 348 Lafayette Street over the summer for $26 million. Heretofore an active women’s shelter, the building is now ready for its luxury rechristening. The first step is referring to the property in official documents as 11 Bond Street. Step two was the filing of paperwork with the Department of Buildings to convert […]

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Here’s Your First (and Probably Last) Chance to Tour 190 Bowery

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

This Saturday, for the first time in nearly fifty years, the Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery will open up to the public at large. We had been hearing chatter for the last week that some sort of “temporary art gallery” would be taking the ground floor. A small detachment of workers has been renovating […]

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LPC Approves Modifications to Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery; Graffiti Layer Will Stay

Posted May 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery is heading full throttle into the next stage of its lifespan. Over six months after Aby Rosen (aka RFR Realty) purchased the 1898-vintage landmark for $55 million, plans for exterior modifications and reversion to commercial zoning met enthusiastic approval from both Community Board 2 (last month) and the Landmarks […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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