Loft Peeping: 2012 Loft Tour Preview #2

The 13th-annual Inside Tribeca Loft Tour, benefiting Friends of Duane Park, is Sunday, Oct. 14 (1–5 p.m.). Tickets are $60 at or $65 the day of, but don’t wait, because only 400 tickets are available, and the event tends to sell out. And there’s something new this year! “The tour has added an additional bonus loft viewing in the Financial District from 5–6 p.m., requiring a separate ‘Outside Tribeca Loft Ticket’ for $25 in advance, $30 day of with a limit of only 250 tickets.” P.S. They’re looking for volunteers: Do a two-hour stint and you get a free ticket.

Friends of Duane Park lets the media preview four of the 10 apartments on the tour—it’s more of a bunch of open houses than a tour per se—and here’s the second. (The first was an eight-bedroom loft on Watts.) It’s an old-school artist loft on Desbrosses, where owner Harry Rosenzweig has lived and worked for 10 years.

••• When the building was converted by the owners from commercial use, Rosenzweig kept the women’s and men’s restrooms—including the urinals in the latter.
••• “I have the largest collection of my work on earth, ” said Rosenzweig drily, referring mostly to his “warriors” standing in his studio. He shows his work under the name Kenneth Coopersmith, and you can see more of it at
••• Naturally, I fell in love with the series of sculptures that has never been exhibited: the little satyrs (like the one pictured at right). I asked Rosenzweig if he’d sell one, and he said maybe, for the right price. Take pity on a blogger, man!
••• He can watch life go by—and whatever is happening in the Zinc Building—while sitting in a porch swing dangling from the ceiling.
••• The apartment has a sauna.
••• He also owns the loading dock downstairs, where he parks his car. So jealous….

Recent Loft Peeping posts:
Inside Tribeca Loft Tour Preview #1
Leelee Sobieski & Adam Kimmel
Mario Grauso & Serkan Sarier
Deborah French
Jennifer & Kevin Fisher
Anonymous Tribeca Family
Melanie & Philippe Zrihen
Kelly Black

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