Animal Goes Inside 190 Bowery

Photo courtesy of Animal.

190 Bowery’s main hall on the ground floor. Photo courtesy of Animal.

Even before photographer Jay Maisel sold 190 Bowery for $55 million last fall, there was a huge amount of interest in the mysterious property. Earlier this month, new owner Aby Rosen removed graffiti from the facade of the former Germania Bank building. He’s prepping the landmark-protected acquisition for a luxury makeover. Recently, Animal’s Bucky Turco managed to talk himself inside, where he and photographer Aymann Ismail were able to document the amazing interior of this intriguing building. You can see the video they prepared below and have a look at a lot more photos here. And while you’re at it, don’t miss the photos Animal recently shot inside the decaying Loew’s Canal Theater.

190 Bowery: ceiling above the stairwell leading to the second floor. Photo courtesy of Animal.

190 Bowery: ceiling above the stairwell leading to the second floor. Photo courtesy of Animal.

190 Bowery: original 1898 elevator (restored). Photo courtesy of Animal.

190 Bowery: original 1898 elevator (restored). Photo courtesy of Animal.