Gene Frankel Theater and Film
Workshop. Also the address of
The Eulenspiegal Society, an S/M
educational society. In 1969, Jazz saxophonist Sam Rivers and his wife Bea set up a performance space here called Studio Rivbea. On the fourth floor was the
apartment and studio of photographer
Robert Mapplethorpe. The landlady was artist Virginia Admiral, who was also Robert De Niro's mother.
26: A large Federal-style house
ethereal clothing "by women for women,"
claims Madonna, Liv Tyler, Chloe Sevigny as customers.
32: This was the original address of
the Astor Library, which ended up as part of the core of the
New York Public Library
36: Was the address of
Samuel B. Ruggles, the developer of Gramercy Park.
Kampo Cultural Center promotes
calligraphy and other Japanese arts.
set of townhouses developed in 2006 by hotelier
(and Studio 54 founder) Ian Schrager--the first
built in Manhattan in ages, he says. The aluminum gate
is supposed to be grafitti-inspired, but
it reminds me more of H.P. Lovecraft. Designed by
star architects Herzog & de Meuron.
Susan B. Anthony
lived at this address in 1868-69.
48: A 2007
condo by Deborah Berke,
with a minimalist glass-and-granite facade.
Bouwerie Lane Theatre
Corner (330 Bowery): The landmark 1874 cast-iron
building, by Henry Engelbert,
was originally the Atlantic Savings Bank; later the Bond Street
Savings Bank and the German Exchange Bank.
It became a theater in 1963, and was from 1974 until
2007 the home of the
Jean Cocteau Repertory, a leading Off-Broadway company
that specialized in classic dramas. Now an
upscale clothing store.