196 Bowery

Organic Mattress Store ‘Nest Bedding’ Takes a Turn at 196 Bowery

Posted January 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

​For years, a gallery ruled as primary function of the 196 Bowery storefront. But the Judith Charles Gallery (nee Charles Bank Gallery) did not make it through last summer. Now, a showroom of a different sort is taking a turn. Behold, Nest Bedding, which set up shop earlier this week. The window leafing is in […]

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The Judith Charles Gallery on the Bowery Folds

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

​For the first time in five years, the lame-named Bowery Continental condo building at 196 Bowery is without retail. The commercial gallery in its base had been quiet for the last couple months, its fate only recently confirmed with the arrival of a leasing poster in its window. This was formerly the home of the […]

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Hargo’s ‘Cash for Your Banksy’ Briefly Pops Up on the Bowery

Last modified November 22, 2013 at 10:59 am

The prankster behind the “Cash for Your Warhol” blitz recently hit the Bowery to revive the Banksy version of same. Hargo (aka Geoff Hargadon) stashed this latest eye-grabbing ruse in the window of the re-branded Judith Charles Gallery mere days after Banksy concluded “Better Out Than In.” It had been there for about a week […]

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Charles Bank Gallery Now Open at 196 Bowery

Posted September 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

Three months after residents moved in, the transition period of the trendier-than-thou Bowery Continental is now complete with the opening of the Charles Bank Gallery in the ground level. Interior decor is whitewashed to the extreme and has a fairly antiseptic feel as a result. The walls, furniture, and flooring are all painted some variation […]

Paul Richard Urges You to Respect the Vandalism at 190 Bowery

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:26 am

Artist Jay Maisel’s residence at the Germania Bank Building is probably the most street-friendly structure in the whole city.  Together, each graffito, paster, and sticker creates one huge piece of artwork that has continued to evolve over the years.  It also represents one of the last bastions of near-free vandalism in the neighborhood.  So Paul […]

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Introducing the Bowery Continental at 196 Bowery

Posted August 2, 2010 at 6:33 am

At the beginning of this year, we followed the progress and completion of 196 Bowery, that new seven-story box of full-floor luxury rentals.  It’s taken some time, but a tipster just sent word that move-in time has arrived.  And with it, a name to match its high-end identity.  Behold, the Bowery Continental.

196 Bowery Revealed

Posted January 8, 2010 at 6:17 am

As one chunk of historic Bowery prepares for its imminent doom, across the street, 196 Bowery is finally stripping down to its skivvies.  Since we last checked in on the eight-story residential structure, the scaffolding and ironwork were dismantled and carted away for the big reveal. Mighty bland in the shadow of its immediate neighbor […]

196 Bowery is Glassed

Last modified January 7, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Almost two years after 196 Bowery was demolished, its eight-story replacement is inching ever-closer to the finish line. But it hasn’t been an easy route for the property. Since breaking ground, the snail’s-pace construction was hindered by some run-ins with the DOB, including stop-work orders and numerous complaints.  However, there is now some visible progress […]