0809newnew.jpgThe New Museum's Bowery space still has that "new museum smell" to it, not even a year old, but they have just announced they've already acquired their next door neighbor, the building at 231 Bowery. They note in their press release that "The 47,000-square-foot, five-story structure is located directly south of the New Museum. The availability of an adjacent property is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a dynamic and growing institution." They have noted, however, that there are no immediate plans for the new space, aside from housing some offices and storage in there. Yawn. Of course, there will be a long-range plan developed...and perhaps a Hell, Yes! sign? (See the New Museum and its new building, here.)