Lower floors of 827-831 Broadway. This pair of 1866 cast-iron loft buildings hold an extraordinary place in the history of modern art, having served as the homes and studios of great art world figures include Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Jules Olitsky, Paul Jenkins, Larry Poons, Herbert Ferber, and William S. Rubin. The buildings were slated for demolition in 2016 when Village Preservation waged a successful campaign to have them landmarked and protected.

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Photos by Dylan Chandler