Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Unique former 10th Street residence is now a nail salon

[Photo by Michael Sean Edwards]

In 1971, Tom Mulligan moved into a former storefront on 10th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue that had been outfitted as a live-in woodworking shop.

Mulligan died in July 2016 at age 79.

The ground-floor unit, a cozy-looking space that was filled with books and plants, had remained empty since his death.

At the end of 2017, EVG regular Daniel noted that the space looked to be in use as a nail salon...

There isn't any sign up yet... but they are open for business...

EVG regular Scuba Diva called this one in the comments upon hearing about Mulligan's death: "I have to wonder if Tom's apartment will become a bar, a nail salon, or a dry cleaners now, though."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Remembering Tom Mulligan

Saying goodbye to a familiar presence in Tompkins Square Park


  1. I hope they are not replacing the door and the window. It's such a lovely storefront.

  2. It's Oh My Nails that was formerly on 7th btwn 1st & A

  3. This breaks my heart. This was always one of my favorite apartment facades in the city, the apartment looked so cozy and the wood windowsill and door are sadly now such a unique piece of history. I wonder how old the facade dates back to. I always wished I had been able to take a peak inside, and used to look into the window at night just long enough where I didn't feel like I was being intrusive. I hope to God that they don't tear it up like I'm sure they already have with the interior...

  4. I always marveled that the man who lived there felt comfortable enough to keep his open, first-floor, small-paned windows without any protection—and with such gorgeous plants. I hate that it’s a nail salon (I’m probably one of the few here who would have preferred to sit in that window sipping a drink), but I suppose that’s better than taking out the windows.


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