Let’s Do the Time Warp Again

SoHo Life May 2013 CoverI feel like I’m kind of cheating all you SoHo residents, as you probably saw this already (or maybe you threw it out with your junk mail?), but in lieu of a REAL post, this week I am posting my cover article for the May 2013 issue of SoHo Life (a magazine mailed only to local residents) about the re-opening of 101 Spring Street.  Judd Foundation has meticulously restored Donald Judd’s home and studio on Spring and Mercer and began taking reservations for tours this month.  They’ve done an amazing job and have created a time capsule of old SoHo in the process. It’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, but call ahead, as appointments are required for entry.  I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak, and it really took me back!

Click here to read the article.

P.S. For those of you still-locals who have already seen this article, here is a link to a piece I recently wrote for Urban Omnibus, The Architectural League of New York’s online magazine, about the evolution of SoHo.

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5 Responses to “Let’s Do the Time Warp Again”

  1. DrBOP Says:

    WONDERFUL work……thanks for ALL your efforts.

  2. Carol Goodden Says:

    Wonderful, again, Yukie. I think I have commented before but upon reading the article with its attendant images, just have to say – did you ever get to see the floor (2nd, I believe) when it was nothing but cacti soaking up the bleak Manhattan light through those beautiful windows? I miss seeing the immense Tlingit carved headboard that was leaned against the wall with the bed shoved up against it. Certainly one of the prettiest of SoHo’s buildings.

  3. Georgia Says:

    The UO essay was fantastic!

  4. Catherine Springer Says:

    I haven’t read everything on this site (which I just found out about last night), but am really glad you are gathering these memories. Have you written about the Lower Manhattan Township Council? – in 1969-70(or so) we were actively trying to take Lower Manhattan out of the City of New York and make it independent—and a lot of our meetings were held in Don Judd’s loft. Getting the 12 blocks of SoHo legalized for living was part of that action. It’s possible I have copies of the Lower Manhattan Township News, a paper I edited and that we sold on the streets ourselves….Guess I’ll have to take a tour of Judd’s loft one of these days….

    • Yukie Ohta Says:

      Hi Catherine! I have not written about the Lower Manhattan Township Council but I would like to learn more. It would be great to see the Lower Manhattan Township news. You should most certainly take the tour of the Judd building, if only for nostalgia’s sake!

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