Paula DeLuccia Poons

Paula DeLuccia Poons (b. 1953) and her husband Larry Poons have lived at 827-831 Broadway since 1977. Both are artists, following a long tradition of artists who have taken refuge in the buildings over the last half century. In this recording, Paula talks about other occupants of the buildings including Willem de Kooning, MoMa Director William Rubin, and Cyndi Lauper. She also discusses the major changes to the neighborhood over the past 40 years as well as the recent battle to preserve these buildings which were slated for demolition until Village Preservation was able to successfully advocate for their landmark designation.