Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Not To Be Outdone By Shepard Fairey's Deitch Wall, Building On Broome And Bowery Covers Up In Plywood

342 Broome Street, (or 150 Bowery as others report) seen above on the NW corner of Broome and Bowery, was partially hidden behind a plywood exterior yesterday. The building has been empty and available for what seems like years; a peek behind the wall and inside windows showed some ancient demolition, but no new clues as to what my be going on.

Maybe the building owner liked the looked of Shepard's Fairey mural down the way, which was recently covered midway in plywood after having been heavily damaged? Either way, this wall is definitely inviting its own penis. Your move, penistrator.

There is a demo crew on site this morning doing a "full gut renovation."
Plans are for a restaurant. Bowery Boogie has more. Eater reported in March that "the owners of sleek Williamsburg Japanese restaurant Zenkichi just signed at lease at 150 Bowery, right by Broome."

Related: For comprehensive coverage on the radical changes taking place on the Bowery, see Bowery Boogie, EV Grieve, and Curbed

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