My mom reacts to the sale of 190 Bowery:
When I was there he had the whole thing full of his photos and collections of driftwood, tools, you name it he collected it. He slept in a small
Bedroom on a king size mattress placed on 20 black 4 DRAWER filing cabinet pushed together into a platform. Maybe his future wife changed that??
He had a daughter late in life soon after I had mine. The place was a cavernous marble and concrete brick high ceilinged unpainted unrenovated art space just like mine. We just didn’t think granite counters and whirlpool tubs were important. Well I hope he got a good price. We talked about my selling.
Its all turning to garbage. NY is now a money town without the class— history is disappearing. Bloomberg encouraged it. Too late now. A person who hadn’t lived in Manhattan could move there. But a person who called it home for their life— heartbreaking. Even the Gowanis Canal is becoming
chic. What to do?