Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Post helping sell the landmark 190 Bowery for prime retail use

A reader shared this with us from yesterday's Post … a full-page ad for 190 Bowery, the historic Germania Bank Building on the corner of Spring Street.

Aby Rosen of RFR Realty purchased the six-story, 72-room, 37,000-square-foot building from photographer Jay Maisel for a recently reported $55 million. (Maisel bought the property in 1966 for $102,000.)

RFR is currently marketing the building's first and second floors for retail use. Maybe something that might appeal to Post readers.

190 Bowery was designated a New York City landmark on March 29, 2005. As for the rest of the building, no word just yet what might happen to the upper floors. Condos? Hotel?

Previously on EV Grieve:
Take a last look inside the mysterious 190 Bowery


Giovanni said...

How about a bowling alley? Oh, that's right, no one buys a building for $55 million and puts in a bowling alley, unless it's a private bowling alley that never, ever gets used.

Anonymous said...

> in 1966 for $102,000

what is that in 2015 dollars?


Anonymous said...

"in 1966 for $102,000

what is that in 2015 dollars"

According to the good ole Inflation Calculator it's about $740,000.

Anonymous said...

No more hotels, please!

Anonymous said...

The Bloomberg inflation calculator puts that number at $55 million.

Anonymous said...

I think Shelter, 108, Mouthpiece & Bad Trip played there in the 90s.

Anonymous said...

I guess the graffiti will be erased, too bad . There is a Sacer tag from Dash Snow still on an upper spot, side wall.