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Is the Mysterious Bowery Building Actually Being Vacated?

Looks like the Bowery's most mysterious building really did sell. "They are actually moving out of 190 Bowery," writes the tipster who sent these photos. "Never thought I'd see the day." Around 1 p.m. this afternoon, movers were spotted carting furnishings out of the graffiti-covered old stone bank. For the last 50 years, the building has been home to artist Jay Maisel and his family, but last September, developer Aby Rosen reportedly paid Maisel somewhere around $50 million for the building. The sale has yet to hit public records (UPDATE: it finally did, and the official sum is $55 million), but Rosen's company RFR is already marketing the building. Rosen told the Times that he planned to convert it into condos, and that's exactly how it's being advertised. It's safe to say that the moving-out of the owners indicates the beginning of the end for one of the Bowery's last vestiges of grittiness.

· All 190 Bowery coverage [Curbed]
· Mysterious Bowery Home Sells, Will Probably Become Condos [Curbed]

190 Bowery

190 Bowery, New York, NY 10012