Per the article:
Architect Joel Sanders’s clients (a lawyer and an economic consultant) left New York for San Francisco a decade ago but knew they’d come back someday — preferably to an apartment below 14th Street that felt like a “well-designed hotel suite.” How about an East Village loft with LED fixtures that cast a Day-Glo aura on the walls? Perfect. After looking at more than 50 places, the couple found what would become their future retirement pad (and current pied-à-terre) — a one-bedroom in the Christodora ... The result: a 1,140-square-foot loft that — with the push of one of eight preset buttons — is bathed in pale neon pink, or warm gold, or lime green. Sanders sees the lighting design as something of a metaphor for neighborhood transformation. The Christodora, he points out, has had a tumultuous history, starting life as a twenties settlement house for low-income families before becoming an emblem of the East Village in the throes of gentrification. Two decades later, passions have cooled, but the neighborhood—and its dwellings — are still pretty colorful.
[Photograph by Peter Aaron/Esto]
Wonder if this explains those spooky red lights that I've seen in the past....?