One of the city’s weirdest real estate curiosities appears to be on the market.
Photographer Jay Maisel and his family have occupied the entirety of a graffiti-covered, six-story building at 190 Bowery for much of the last few decades. But the property recently popped up on RFR Realty’s website, Crain’s reports. The 37,000-square-foot building is apparently still owned by Maisel, and neither party is talking, according to the news site.
However, RFR is marketing the building on its website as ideal for a single, full-building tenant or multi-level retail tenant on the first and second floors.
Maisel purchased the former bank in 1966 for $102,000, according to city records cited by Crain’s. In 2008, real estate experts put the value of the landmarked Beaux-Arts building at $50 million. [Crain's] — Tom DiChristopher