Written by Tom Soter on June 05, 2013
Called the “Father of Soho,” Lithuanian-born American artist George Maciunas was a visionary. In the late 1960s, he stopped the city from running a highway through (and razing) the neighborhood south of Manhattan’s Houston Street by buying dilapidated loft buildings, converting them to co-ops, and then selling them as places where artists could live and work.
Now, one of those buildings — a loft co-op at 537 Broadway — has gotten a major facelift. And just in time, too.
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