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Real Estate Group Takes Aim at Soho/Noho Artist-in-Residence Law

Soho, once known as Hell's Hundred Acres. (Photo by Dan A/Flickr)

If you reside in a SoHo or NoHo loft, some people may soon be knocking on your door hoping to ask some questions about your occupation. Various real-estate types have established a group called the SoHo/NoHo Action Committee aimed at determining whether the lofts in those neighborhoods, which are legally mandated to house an artist, do, in fact, comply with that rule, DNAinfo reports. The organization plans to hire surveyors (it’s aiming to raise $25,000) to determine that. Door-to-door knocking is one of the tactics on the table. Read More

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Eleven Rivington Nabs Second L.E.S. Location

(Courtesy Eleven Rivington)

Art in America reports today that Lower East Side gallery Eleven Rivington will take over some extra space at 195 Chrystie Street at the end of the month, just around the corner from its current location. The new space measures 1,200 square feet and put the gallery just next door to Lehmann Maupin’s L.E.S. space. Read More

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Maccarone Will Expand Into Dry Cleaner Next Door

The windows of Maccarone during the 2011 exhibition "After Shelley Duvall '72," curated by Bjarne Melgaard. (Courtesy The Observer)

Come September, the West Village’s Maccarone gallery, located at 630 Greenwich, will become a bit larger. Carol Vogel reports in The New York Times that proprietress Michele Maccarone has acquired the lease for the dry cleaner next door, Slate NYC (its slogan is “permission to get dirty,” which could apply to not a few of the gallery’s artists). The gallery will unveil the new space in September with a show by artist Rodney McMillian. Read More

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Abstract Painter Judith Rothschild’s Former Mansion at Heart of Ongoing Legal Battle

Mansion formerly owned by Judith Rothschild

Todd Cohen and Terrence Lowenberg, the founders of Icon Realty Management, have been asked to produce documents that show they weren’t moving assets around to avoid paying a judgment in a case involving a contract for the purchase of a Park Avenue mansion formerly owned by abstract painter Judith Rothschild. This is the latest step in a legal battle between the founders of Icon and the Judith Rothschild Foundation that began when the founders backed out of an agreement to purchase the building. Read More