“Ellen has lived in the building since 1975. She was an actor, working at pioneering theaters such as La Mama. Her ex-husband is also an actor, and after they divorced, he moved to Westbeth, artists’ rental housing in the West Village. One of Ellen’s daughters, Genie, also lives in the building. In order to make money to raise her family, Ellen worked for years in a law firm. Ellen reminisces about the way things used to be in Tribeca. She fondly recalls when Battery Park City was landfill, and a public arts organization named Creative Time organized exhibits called Art on the Beach. She recalls the warm camaraderie in the neighborhood between loft dwellers and the people who lived in Independence Plaza.”

Building1: Ellen by Susan Rosenberg Jones (3/7)

Leave a Reply