Rich in music history, NYC building lacks tenants - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Rich in music history, NYC building lacks tenants

Posted: Updated:

NEW YORK (AP) - A new owner is seeking tenants for a landmark New York City building where generations of songwriters peddled their wares to music publishers.

The New York Times reports that the Brill Building is now half empty since the closing of the sheet music store Colony Records and a post-production studio.

Real estate investor Eric Hader paid $185 million for the 11-story mid-Manhattan building in February. He tells The Times he believes he can breathe new life into the building by evoking its show business past.

For starters, the Times says Hader is in discussions with the Songwriters Hall of Fame about establishing a small museum in the building.

Famous names associated with the Brill Building include Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Carole King.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:31:56 GMT
    Chris Brown has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault in Washington, where he was accused of punching a man who tried to join a picture the singer was taking with two women outside a hotel.
    Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to hitting a man outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.
  • FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    FBI, Apple investigating nude celebrity photo leaks

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:09:57 GMT
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
    Jennifer Lawrence has contacted authorities to investigate who stole and posted nude images of the Oscar winner online, a publicist for the actress said. Intimate images of the actress, who stars in "The Hunger Games" film franchise and won an Academy Award for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook," began appearing online on Sunday.
  • First photos from Jolie, Pitt wedding

    First photos from Jolie, Pitt wedding

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:00:56 GMT
    Details from one of the most top secret celebrity wedding celebrations are making their way into the tabloids. The latest cover photos for People and Hello! are of Angelina Jolie in her wedding gown. In the Hello! issue, Brad Pitt is also on the cover in a lip-lock with his new wife. The stunning actress married long-time partner (and equally attractive) Pitt in a private ceremony in France.The magazines printed the first public photos of the special day.
    Details from one of the most top secret celebrity wedding celebrations are making their way into the tabloids. The latest cover photos for People and Hello! are of Angelina Jolie in her wedding gown. In the Hello! issue, Brad Pitt is also on the cover in a lip-lock with his new wife. The stunning actress married long-time partner (and equally attractive) Pitt in a private ceremony in France.The magazines printed the first public photos of the special day.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices