Jay Maisel

Here is the First Graffiti-Free Rendering of 190 Bowery for Potential Buyers

Posted December 5, 2014 at 5:00 am

Two weeks ago, we reported that real estate magnate Aby Rosen (RFR Realty) was already trying to flip his purported acquisition. The lovely Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. Even though no official documentation conclusively proves that Rosen’s RFR Realty actually purchased the property in the first place. Regardless, word leaked that Massey Knakal is the […]

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Report: Aby Rosen is Already Trying to Flip Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

This past September, blockbuster news came down the Bowery that the Germania Bank Building was in contract to real estate magnate Aby Rosen. His company – RFR Realty – had been marketing the 38,000 square-foot property since August. Even though it’s still believed that RFR hasn’t closed on the 1898 landmark just yet (and rumors that […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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72-Room Germania Bank Building on the Bowery is Listed for Sale

Posted August 7, 2014 at 6:04 am

The most iconic building on the Bowery, and a personal Boogie favorite, has been listed on the open market, albeit in mysterious fashion. Photographer Jay Maisel’s epic, 72-room single family residence at 190 Bowery, known predominantly as a longtime haven for graffiti artists, may soon change hands. This would be a huge domino to fall […]

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Germania Bank Building in 1905

Posted December 21, 2010 at 6:28 am

Last week, the Museum of the City of New York went live with a veritable treasure trove of archival photographs.

Early Edition: November 1

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:03 am

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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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