Carnegie Hall is known for its rich history of making the world’s most incredible performers accessible to New Yorkers. Carnegie Hall, the massive and iconic New York historical monument, is built entirely of masonry, without a steel frame. While millions have sat in the theater and enjoyed the experience, few are aware of the 133 artists’ work-live studios housed above the building. The residences have become home to some incredibly talented and iconic New Yorkers, many of whom we know and love to this day including notable Broadway star, Jeanne Beauvais, Donald Shirley, an 83-year-old jazz pianist who played with Duke Ellington, and my personal favorite, Bill Cunningham, the man who started the global trend of “street style” and continues to inspire and create to this day. In late 2007, the Carnegie Hill Corporation decided to demolish the studios to create an Educational/Rehearsal space, The 200 Million Project, which pushed the residences out earlier this year. “Lost Bohemia”, which premieres on Friday at the Doc NYC film festival is a glimpse into the lives and journeys of these artists, directed by Josef Birdman Astor, who was also a resident of the space.
“Lost Bohemia”will be shown this Friday at New York University’s Kimmel Center and then on Monday at the IFC Center. For tickets and show times, visit docnyc.net.