Glennis Waterman

Glennis Waterman
Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:01
When did you live in SoHo?

1976 - 1979

Where did you live in SoHo?

I lived in an apartment on the north side of Houston between Thompson & Sullivan; then I moved into a ground-floor loft at 475 Broome - it was a communal squat. We got evicted from there, then I rented a room from an artist in a loft at 54 Greene Street, and that felt like home.

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

Off-Broadway theatre lighting designer and electrician

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

I still love the old buildings, the urban landscape. I'm sad it's so commercialized. I loved the remoteness, the outlaw feeling. I remember going home from the bar at night, walking down the empty center of the street instead of the sidewalk, because it was safer.

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

I can't think of any deterrant, other than it was hard to catch a cab.

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

I moved to Seattle in 1979, lived there until 1997 and now I live in LA

What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

Walking home after midnight in a snowfall. Walking past a store window on West Broadway and seeing a pair of exquisite shoes I couldn't afford (I think there was one boutique there then). Meeting Isamu Noguchi on my roommate's couch, in her loft (he was her friend).

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

I'm delighted to have found your blog. This is a wonderful resource for me as I explore old memories. I wish I had photos to leave, but I never took photos in those days.