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04.24.15 Bucky Turco

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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03.17.15 Bucky Turco

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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02.06.15 Prachi Gupta

The mansion at Bowery and Spring, which has been covered in graffiti tags since the 1980s, has sold for a whopping $55 million. Rumors of the sale have been swirling since September, but until Thursday, the price was undisclosed. The New York Daily News first reported the price that photographer Jay Maisel received for 190 […]

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09.17.14 Sophie Weiner

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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