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  1. Karen D'Amore, LCSW says:

    I was a tenant in the St. Denis building from 1990 to 2017, first in Room 614, and then in Suite 312. I practiced pscyhoanalysis and psychotherapy, and rented space to other psychotherapists. The building was sold to devcelopers in 2016, and various rumors circulated about what they would do with it: keep it as it was, do a “gut renovation”,, or sell parts of it as commercial units. In 2017, tenants were told that leases would be renewed with a 30-day notice. At that point many of us decided to leave and find other quarters,
    feeling that 30 days’ notice would be insufficient to relocate our practices, and that office space would quickly become less available and less affordable. It was a very.difficult move, since most of us had become very attached to the St. Denis, with its 19th-century ambiance and the camaraderie among its tenants. At some time early in 2019, I taxied past Broadway and 11th Street and found, to my dismay, that the building had actually been demolished! A real estate publication showed a rendering of the building that is to replace it: a glass structure that resembles a stack of ice trays. It is billed as the “future home of New York’s creative class.”If you look at the directory of the St. Denis, which has been rescued and is shown in in thr wonderful City Reliquary in Williamsburg, you will certainly see many examples of “New York’s creative class.” I challenge the future tenants of Ice Trays Inc. to match the creativity of the tenants of the now- destroyed St. Denis!

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