Lynne Mayocole

Lynn Maycole
Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:13
When did you live in SoHo?

I think the 1970's to now

Where did you live in SoHo?

first on the Bowery next to the mission, then 108 Wooster, now 451 west broadway

What was your occupation when you lived in SoHo?

sculptor (still am)

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

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...

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

Tell you the truth, I loved it all!

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


What is your most vivid SoHo memory?

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!

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

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)