Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty marketing mysterious 190 Bowery

Six-story landmarked building has long been occupied by photographer Jay Maisel's family

From left: 190 Bowery, Jay Maisel and Aby Rosen
From left: 190 Bowery, Jay Maisel and Aby Rosen

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.

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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

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