Monday, November 21, 2016

Lenox Lounge to...Sephora?

This morning I shared the news that the Lenox Lounge might be demolished completely. Now Harlem Bespoke offers the architect's rendering of what's to come (thanks Andrew)--and it's horrifying:



Horrifying. Right down to the architect's choice to depict Harlemites as rich Anglo-Saxon conquerors with cell phones, shopping bags--and formal wear.

9 comments:

Richard Federico said...

Who needs Dubai when you have all that cheezy made to order glitz right here in good O'l New York???

Mikema Reape said...

This is horrible. Wow I don't know what to say.

Donnie Moder said...

Wishful thinking: Maybe they are planning to put the new Lennox Lounge on the top two floors?

Ms. said...

It doesn't parse
The fit is wrong
O one more farce
A sad blues song

woohoo!! said...

woohoo, I love Sephora!! bring on the gentrification!!!

Tal Hartsfeld said...

Stripping Harlem of it's ethnic roots?
Now THAT'S gentrifying at its lowest!!

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Oh for fuck's sake ...

Gaziano said...

We are a disgrace. We have no respect for the past, for neighborhoods, for jazz music. We really are hated all over the world and with good reason.

Lillian Balkum said...

I agree totally! I was born, and raised I. harlem. What has happened? Why can't we hold on to the pieces that has placed us on the history map?