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Fluxhouse Cooperative II

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The first organized cooperative loft building for artists in SoHo

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : SoHo
Residential, Gathering Place

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Fluxhouse Cooperative was the first of a series of artists' cooperatives created by George Maciunas, visionary community builder and founder of the FLUXUS art movement. While the SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District is already a landmarked district, but the socio-political role of the early artist-in-residence movement is not well-known.

The main threat is the boutiquing of SoHo, the consequent explosion of real estate values, and the death of the area as an artistic community.

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