Friday, September 19, 2008

"Its quirky feel has come to symbolize the avant-garde, rebellious East Village spirit"


The Daily News takes a look at Red Square on East Houston:

Conceived by self-proclaimed radical sociologist-turned-real-estate-developer [Michael] Rosen in 1989, Red Square occupies land that served as an automobile service station for more than 25 years. Rosen's wife's family bought the property in the 1960s, and, he points out, no homes were destroyed and no businesses were displaced.Red Square was designed by graphic artist legend Tibor Kalman, a Hungarian immigrant. Its quirky feel has come to symbolize the avant-garde, rebellious East Village spirit.


Hmmm.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Looking back: Red Square and gentrification

3 comments:

huntrnyc said...

"quirky" means that she didn't know how to describe it. "avant-garde, rebellious" spirit means that she asked for help writing about it. journo 101 fluff piece. sheesh

Anonymous said...

Yeah. And think about those Rivington School artists that sold out and did all of the metal and decorative work on the building. Prior to that they were all protesting its development.

boweryboogie said...

warren haynes lives in that building.