October 30th – Warburg Realty Tribeca Office - 100 Hudson Street @ Leonard St. 3-6:30pm. Raffles, prizes and treats! Warburg is proud to donate 100% of the proceeds from our Halloween raffle to P.S. 150′s wonderful art and enrichment programs. At PS 150, arts education is a vital part of their curriculum. Our window display currently supports, 2nd graders drawings about Halloween and 1st and 3rd graders masks all done with guidance from their fabulous Art Teacher Andrea Pedersen. Tickets are available at Warburg Realty in Tribeca. Drawing to be held at 6:15pm today. Enter to win a gift certificate to “Color Me Mine” for a party of 4 – value $220.
Archive for October, 2009
Thursday, October 15th @ 100 Hudson Street @ Leonard Street from 6pm-9pm. Come see the works of Cuban born artist Margarita Carreras, glass/canvas – “Intomesee”. Cocktail reception wine and cheese. *Hosted by Karen Gastiaburo*
Warburg Marketing’s newest offering – the last 2 units at the hugely successful HIT FACTORY CONDOMINIUM – has a distinct place in our popular culture. Before its reincarnation as a luxury condominium development, the Hit Factory was, for more than 30 years, a legendary New York recording studio and witness to some of rock, hip-hop and R&B’s greatest highs (and lows).
For example, John Lennon recorded his Double Fantasy album there – and a little more than a month after the album’s release, he would be shot to death returning home to the Dakota from the studio. Whitney Houston’s smash “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard” was recorded at the Hit Factory. And who can forget Steve Wonder’s “Sir Duke” from his wonderful album Songs in the Key of Life? Bruce Springsteen recorded tracks from Born in the USA there – and substantial portions of Bloodbrothers, a documentary filmed when Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band reunited to record several new trakcs for their 1995 compilation album, were filmed during long recording sessions at the Hit Factory.
The owners of the Hit Factory had reputation for doing anything and everything to make visiting musicians happy (they would rip up carpeting if it bothered the eye, or fill a studio with hay to make a country musician feel more at home) — it made the Hit Factory the place to record. One of its best known “amenities” was a freight elevator large enough for a stretch limousine to enter and transport a secretive celebrity to his, or her, recording session. The 100,000 square-foot facility featured seven recording studios and five rehearsal suites. In addition to Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, U2, Paul Simon, Run-DMC, Jay-Z and Beyoncé also laid down tracks at the studio. In 1994 the studio made history when its output collected 41 Grammy nominations.
All those wonderful songs and melodies faded into the past when the Hit Factory shut its doors for good in 2005 — the victim of technological advances that made home recording cheaper and easier than the big-studio experience. The other Hit Factory, in Miami, remains open and serves as the new base of operations for Hit Factory Inc.
Check out our exciting new listings at this iconic New York landmark!
- Penthouse D
http://warburgrealty.com/property/722153 - Unit 4D