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Jay Maisel has had a successful career as a commercial and fine art photographer, but there isn’t money in photography the way there is in New York City real estate. It’s unlikely Jay Maisel would have set the new record for a single-home purchase in Brooklyn if he hadn’t sold his prior address, the famed […]

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In continuation of her “Gentrification in progress” series, street artist Gilf broke out her signature yellow crime scene tape and wrapped it around 190 Bowery sometime late last night. It survived the early morning, but by 10:30AM, the installation was removed and put in a trashcan. She has previously brought attention to 5Pointz and Pearl […]

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Cool news on the 190 Bowery beat: the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved restoration and renovation plans to the building that will retain the iconic graffiti on the building’s exterior, YIMBY reports. On May 5, architect Jørgen Cleemann presented his plan to the LPC, which will restore many fixtures including doors and windows, but will […]

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Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported (and ANIMAL and others repeated), that the new tenants of 190 Bowery are cool with the graffiti on the exterior of the building and want it to stay. But unfortunately, that may not matter — Matthew Moneypenny, the CEO of the unnamed creative conglomeration that plans on […]

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The new occupants of the historic graffiti-covered mansion at 190 Bowery will “keep all of the building’s historic touches from its marble wash basins to the graffiti covering the lower part of the facade,” the Wall Street Journal reports. A recently-formed, as-of-yet-unnamed consortium of agencies representing creative professionals has leased 30,000 square feet of office […]

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It’s not easy to get inside 190 Bowery, one of NYC’s most cryptic residences. Although it’s prominently located on the corner of Spring and Bowery, everything about the six-story building says, “Go Away.” Heavy iron gates safeguard the thick wooden doors; the first floor windows are opaque; and the stone facade is covered with layers […]

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For decades, the massive six-story, 72-room building at the corner of Bowery and Spring has served as a giant outdoor canvas for graffiti writers and street artists. Now it’s getting cleaned up. Earlier Tuesday, workers began removing the layers and layers of wheat-pasted posters that have been applied to its surfaces over the years. Once […]

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The graffiti-bombed mansion at 190 Bowery, built in 1898, was originally a bank and according to the New York Times, will likely be turned into condos with commercial space below. Since the late 60’s, the 72-room dwelling has been home to photographer Jay Maisel, who bought it for only $102,000. The insides were a kind […]

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