190 Bowery

I never understood why the massive building on the corner of Spring and Bowery hadn't long ago been sold to developers. I assumed there was some kind of property dispute or other court hang-up keeping it from joining the mushrooming up-scale development of the Bowery and got so excited to snap this picture of what I assumed to be the light of a solitary squatter but then I found out the truth. The building is a six story, 72 room single family home of an artist who bought it in the 60s for $100,000! Check out this article on New York's website and the following interior shots:


Neil Egan said...

That is so completely insane. This puts William Wegman's building on 18th street to shame. (But not too much...)

Sarah said...

This is still blowing my mind...sheesh.