Ronald Williams

Ronald Williams
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Tue, 10/23/2018 - 10:36
When did you live in SoHo?

I didn't.

Where did you live in SoHo?

I almost lived a few doors below Houston in a loft we were about to buy through George Maciunas. With two children, we found a very large, inexpensive apartment a few blocks from Central Park that diverted us. We still rent there.

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

I designed and built Jaap Rietman's first book store on the corner of West Broadway and Spring Street. I painted in a loaned empty loft just East on Spring. The photographer Todd Watts and Jaap helped with the building.

What do you miss most about SoHo in the 1970s?

The atmosphere and friends who have passed. I spent years working on artist's lofts, i.e., Malcom Morley's . . .

What do you miss least about SoHo in the 1970s?

Nothing

If you no longer live in SoHo, why did you leave?

Kids and the attraction of Central Park.

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

There are so many, none stands out. Some of the stories I've written and some of my relationship with Soho appears in an interview on www.2onyx.com .

Is there anything else you would like to add to your profile?

I could write a book about the experiences I had there.