Tuesday, July 12, 2022

A longtime home of curiosities and misfits going retail on 7th Street

A retail space for lease sign recently went up in the front window at 102 E. Seventh St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. 

The listing via Meridian Capital Group isn't online just yet. 

This retail conversion brings an end to the space serving as a residence. Anthony Pisano lived in this converted storefront full of antiques and whimsical curiosities for nearly 40 years. He died in 2018 at age 86. Check out some interior pics from his home here.  

There was also this short film about Pisano's home...

   

Not sure who lived here most recently. There were vintage Playboys in the window... and a cat tower with some sleepy kitties. The resident(s) vacated the place in the spring... leaving behind a Misfits Mansion painting...
As writer Jeremiah Moss noted about this space in an Instagram post: "When all the misfits are gone from the East Village, there will be nothing but white hats and White Claws."

7 comments:

Pennys herb co. said...

Tony was very lucky.
He got the storefront as a rent controlled apt.-the rent was dirt cheap.
Remember that was 40 years ago🥊🥊🥊

Bluejean_54@yahoo.com said...

What a lovely human being, how did I miss this after so many years in the EV?

Anonymous said...

goddamn, how cool this man was.

Anonymous said...

delightful! so glad he got to live there til he didn't need to live there and wasn't pushed out by greed ditto on J.Mosses quote t this about have seen walls in Portland and Austin come to mind but we need a wall that says "let's keep the east village weird"!

Jamere Nelson said...

We had a good run in Misfit Mansion!!! It was time to move on to another chapter.

Unknown said...

He was so lovely. We weren't close but he gave me and my husband the tour once decades ago and we always said hello when I passed by. I went to his service and viewing and was sad to see few people there considering his presence in the neighborhood. I am honored to have known him.

mvd said...

He was really nice to my son when my son was a teen about fifteen years ago.