News from the Upper Bowery has been dominated by hotels lately. That's why we were pleasantly surprised to discover the residential conversion at 344 Bowery, five glorious condominiums developed by the Northstar Property Group in a former industrial building that "Andy Warhol purportedly used for storage space." That's the kind of history you can't put a price on. The best features have to be the washer and dryer—and a 50 bottle wine cooler in each apartment. The developers also tout 344's proximity to Whole Foods, the Bowery Hotel, and the New New Museum. Somehow, they forgot to mention the whores and knife fights.
· 344 Bowery [official website]