We are long time residents to this neighborhood (nearly 40 years!), older than we look or feel, and have truly enjoyed having guests stay with us. I am a true native New Yorker (born and raised on Manhattan), a photographer, artist, former musician, and professor at NYU-SCPS. My long time roomie is also my Swedish ex-wife and is a fashion designer with her own store on Columbus Ave. [Ed. Note 2/14: Vivi is currently in Sweden visiting her family.] We are relaxed and easy to get along with and Swedish tends to be the second language around the house (although I have never learned it). The structure is 16 floors of fire-proof lofts originally built for light manufacturing, and now is a music-centric, multi-use commercial/residential address. As such there is a good deal of traffic thru the building and since there are music stores, restaurants and clubs on the block (plus a police station on the next block) there tends to be steady street traffic as well, making this one of the safest places in the city. If you play guitar, we always have at least one acoustic hanging about, and I (Lawrence) love to jam!
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