190 Bowery Being Stripped of Its Graffiti as We Speak

Posted On Tue, March 10, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, March 10, 2015 By In Architecture, Historic Homes, New Developments


Image courtesy of Lori Zimmer

We all knew this day would come. 190 Bowery is currently undergoing a deep cleaning as its new owners prime it for its next life as a luxury mixed-use condo/retail development.

The iconic property was home to photographer Jay Maisel up until a few weeks ago, at which point his belongings were officially vacated from the premises. Late last year Maisel sold the building to Aby Rosen for a staggering $55 million–Maisel originally paid just $100,000 for the 72-room building in the ’60s. The property is currently being marketed in all of its redevelopment potential glory, which has thus far been highlighted by a fly-thru video showing its historic bones, and a rendering showing the building pristine and graffiti-free—though life will soon imitate art. Local Instagrammers in the area have already begun the mourning process.

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