140 Bowery

Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]

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Five-Building Bowery Development Site Sells for $45M; Federal-Style Row Houses Will Fall

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The dominoes on the Bowery continue to fall. Word just came down the pike that the long-vacant stretch of former lighting stores comprising 134-142 Bowery sold for an astonishing price. The five contiguous buildings netted $45.25 million for the respective owners. Total buildable square-footage is approximately 75,000 square-feet. Jan Sasson, president of E Property Group represented […]

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Op-Ed: Taking Stock of the Surviving Federal-Style Row Houses on the Bowery

Posted March 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

The storied Bowery, today running from Chatham Square to Cooper Square, is a broad, crooked arc, first traversed on foot by Native Americans then enlarged as a wagon road by the Dutch in 1626. Incredibly, not only does it still retain most of its original footprint but there are still a surprising number of row […]

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Federal-Style Row Houses at 140-142 Bowery on the Block for $22M

Posted February 24, 2014 at 5:34 am

Big news in the Bowery lighting district. Two Federal-style row houses are currently on the open market. 140-142 Bowery, the former headquarters of Lighting Library/Classic Lighting, is being pitched as a prime “development opportunity” for $22 million. Wow. How can a buyer afford not to develop? Neighbors fearing the tower of doom scenario can rely […]

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Federal-Style 140 Bowery Loses Trademark Dormers

Posted November 15, 2011 at 6:42 am

Alas, a quiet deconstruction has already befallen the two-story brick building, currently home to Lighting Library and Classic Lighting. More after the jump!

Federal-Style 140 Bowery for Sale

Posted March 15, 2011 at 6:39 am

With 35 Cooper Square hanging by the proverbial thread, many in the neighborhood remain worried about the other Federal-style buildings along the Bowery.

Lighting Library Going Out of Business

Last modified June 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

Another domino is falling in the storied Bowery lighting district.  Back in early March, two longtime businesses announced intentions to leave the neighborhood – Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite (148) and J & P Lighting (151).  Both remain open for the time being.  However, it seems the time is nigh for Lighting Library at 140-142 Bowery to bid […]