I think the 1970's to now
first on the Bowery next to the mission, then 108 Wooster, now 451 west broadway
sculptor (still am)
Just one thing: Fanellis on fridays to garner all the gossip--openings, parties. Was surviving on adjunct teaching jobs--always worried I wouldn't get enough. One time Mike Fanelli came up to me and said "Don't worry, you can always work here" I was SO relieved! Many more things too...
Tell you the truth, I loved it all!
OMG--I have to choose ONE? Well, here goes: looking out the window late one night at a deserted street when suddenly a man came walking down on stilts.
in the 1980's a bunch of us "renters" became owners of a building. Deal was we had to vacate some of the buildings where some of us lived and move into just one. I was one of a crew helping a painter vacate and standing on the street waiting for my turn (Greene St.) when 2 fashionistas cane by. I asked "What is the time?" and one came toward me holding out a dime (she thought I'd asked "can I have a dime") I was oh my god here i am part owner of building and i still look like an artist bum!
Carrying two by fours down the street, a tour bus comes by, loud speaker goes on "Now if you look to our right, you will see a typical resident of the area in typical clothing..." Who me? In my torn second hand jeans? (who knew they'd become a fashion statement)