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CHARAS/El Bohio Goes Up for Sale

An important and controversial East Village building—the former CHARAS/El Bohio community center on East 9th Street, east of Avenue B—has been put on the market by its owners. The site has been available before, but only for lease; you may recall it as a keystone to the MiniMegaDorm project that was scuttled last fall in the face of community opposition. Notes our tipster, "New School/NYU wouldn't lease the property due to its previous history, but now that it is for sale… hmm." No set asking price, but we hear word of possible sale prices in the $60 million-$70 million range; community outrage to follow.
· Properties for Sale [Massey Knakal]
· The Grinch Who Stole Charas [Curbed]