16 Greene St
haha I was just a kid
the creative energy, the utopian environment that artists and creative people had found a place in this world, the mix of industrial/garment/ factories with the new homesteaders and the unique dynamic that created. the realness.
all the fear and uncertainty after Etan disappeared.
I grew up! it was time for me to go.
I had a big snowball fight in the winter of 79 with Etan. I was 8, I think he was 7. It was the first time I really got to know him. Two or Three months later he was gone.
My father was Gunther Moses. He was a master electrician who wired most of the new lofts that emerged in soho and tribeca in the 70s and 80s. If you ask any old resident if they remember Gunther most likely they will. He helped the artists, and later the squatters in the E.Village gain access to power, even though the city deemed it illegal.