If I owned a 6 story building, I think I would do this too. Give me storage rooms galore.
I’m trying to imagine what it would be like to live and/or grow up in this building with famous artists coming in and out and living on their own floors. I think I’m just in love with the floors and the random items left behind to be honest.
Most passersby would never guess that the former bank was once a palatial, single-family home where artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Adolph Gottleib rented rooms. Famed street photographer Jay Maisel bought the more than 35,000-square-foot commercial space in 1966 for just over $100,000 when the Bowery was still a derelict neighborhood teeming with creative talent. -Bucky Turco [Adventures in Trespassing]