On the Bowery, the Amato Opera building has sat vacant since the company closed on May 31, 2009. In January 2009, Anthony Amato, the company’s 88-year-old founder, announced that he had sold the building that the Opera has called home since 1964. (He and his wife Sally, who died 12 years ago, started Amato in 1948.)
Through these years, we've pointed out the various for rent signs that have adorned the building. We even pointed out the most recent rendering people (scalies!) that the broker was using...
Very realistic — particularly the texting zombie walking right into traffic on the Bowery.
But that dose of realism wasn't really working. We need to see... the future! Not to mention some hot rendering ass.
Seems about right.
For further reading:
Amato Opera (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)
Life after the Amato Opera
Costume drama on the Bowery as the Amato Opera empties out
Ruin of the Bowery nearly complete: Last season for the Amato Opera
Go inside the Amato Opera here.
you're killing me with this today!
I'm in love with a scalie.
Dude, can't they just leave the old sign up? I guarantee people will like it a ton better!
@Chris - I completely agree but that wouldn't be soulles, empty and generic which is the way of the future it seems. Sad.
I've always loved that old sign and fascade.
They might have trouble creating such an "open" retail facade, given what look like two existing cast iron support columns at center.
yuck! generic crap. they could have left the sign as a nod to the rich history of the place. Maybe they'll be like blue and cream and joke about how they destroyed the area too just to add insult to injury
oh yeah- love the texting zombie idiot and then it gets better with the luxe skank in the second rendering. disgusting
The neighborhood's being overrun with soulless numbskulls, but hey, they've got the cash, that's what it's all about. Once they move on to the next hip city, there will be nothing left behind but an empty husk.
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