Sperone Westwater Gallery

Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery Marches Toward ‘Luxury Boutique Living’

Posted December 15, 2014 at 9:33 am

Shortly after its big reveal over the summer, the project site at Karl Fischer’s 255 Bowery went quiet. Its facade left in a pre-completed skeletal state. Work resumed a few months later, though, and we are now seeing the final touches applied to the seven-story product. It’s a mass of steel and glass that complements the […]

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Sperone Westwater Gallery Fails to Block Ian Schrager’s 25-Story Hotel on Chrystie Street

Posted December 2, 2013 at 5:11 am

Hotelier Ian Schrager and a stable of investors purchased the 215 Chrystie parcel last year for $50 million. Their plans for the project site include a 25-story condo-hotel situation, where the first eighteen floors are reserved for lodging, and the remainder for residential (i.e. condos). Community opposition to the development found a strange bedfellow in […]

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Sperone Westwater Sues to Prevent Ian Schrager’s 25-Story Hotel on Chrystie

Last modified January 22, 2013 at 10:13 am

Definitely ironic how one Bowery newcomer, itself a harbinger of unwanted change along the thoroughfare, is vehemently opposed to another tower in the works one block eastward.

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Early Edition: April 10

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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Feces-Throwing Condo Owner at 259 Bowery Sells to Banker

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Sculptor-turned-developer Charles Saulson was in the news for a minute back in August, thanks to a property line dispute at 259 Bowery.

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Feces Fighting at Sperone Westwater Gallery on Bowery

Posted August 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

The Sperone Westwater Gallery is the proverbial new kid on the Bowery block, and the immediate neighbor to the north has qualms with the Ikea-like eyesore.

Sperone Westwater Gallery Panned Again

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

The piss-poor press streak continues for the new Sperone Westwater Gallery at 257 Bowery.  First to pan the building was the New York Times, calling it “More toolbox than jewel box” upon opening. Around the same time, we also fielded a number of criticisms from readers.  Now, the Real Deal weighs in.

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259 Bowery Now For Lease

Posted October 8, 2010 at 6:14 am

After news broke yesterday about the departure of York’s Shona Gallery from 1 Prince Street, another upper Bowery vacancy is currently in the works.  Indeed, it didn’t take too long for the leasing signs to appear at 259 Bowery in the wake of the Sperone Westwater Gallery inauguration last month.

York’s Shona Gallery at 1 Prince Closes

Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:12 am

While the Sperone Westwater tower on the Bowery continues to capture all the art headlines of late, a much smaller gallery store across the street just called it quits.  The cornershop at 1 Prince Street (aka 232 Bowery) closed within the last few days.