Tuesday, June 19, 2012
This is what it looks like on the inside of 118 and 120 East 4th Street. Magnum Mgmt has finished their "improvements" to the public spaces in these 2 buildings. These are not black and white photos.
This is what it looked like pre-Magnum make over. There was construction going on as one can see in the photo, but it was preferable to the ugly, grey, oppressive George Orwell 1984 look.
These are the hand made tiles that have been destroyed by Magnum Real Estate Management. Magnum and other Real Estate Developers are buying up lots of buildings in the East Village and in Little Italy. They are destroying all of this sort of historic handmade workmanship that lives within the walls of these old buildings. These Real Estate Developers/ Destroyers ought to be prevented from destroying the beautiful historic public spaces of New York City.