The National Art Club at Gramercy Park
The following photographs show reason for concern to the residents of Gramercy Park, particularly those who live, work and play at 15 Gramercy Park South, the National Arts Club. The decaying state of the National Historic Land Mark which houses the Club is apparent in the photographs.
Many of the residents of the National Arts Club are essentially surrounded by kindling. In 2008, the Arts Club emerged unscathed from an OSHA investigation. Then, in 2009, the FDNY attempted entrance to the premise due to allegations of hazardous conditions. They warned the Club's President O. Aldon James Jr., that unless he produced a key they'd start breaking down doors. The doors were never broken down. The FDNY never gained entry.
Neither did they return to complete their investigation.
YFP will document the startling details of "Artsgate" in the following weeks. Stay tuned.
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