Rich in music history, NYC building lacks tenants - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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>>

  • Jersey Shore's The Situation to take anger management classes following fight

    Jersey Shore's The Situation to take anger management classes following fight

    Mike Sorrentino, better known as "The Situation" from Jersey Shore, has found himself in quite the situation.
    Mike Sorrentino, better known as "The Situation" from Jersey Shore, has found himself in quite the situation.
  • Evanescence singer Amy Lee welcomes son

    Evanescence singer Amy Lee welcomes son

    Congratulations are in order for Amy Lee! The Evanescence frontwoman welcomed her first child with husband Josh Hartzler on Monday.
    Congratulations are in order for Amy Lee! The Evanescence frontwoman welcomed her first child with husband Josh Hartzler on Monday.
  • Bieber, Bloom fight at Spain nightclub

    Bieber, Bloom fight at Spain nightclub

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:38:30 GMT
    Pop star Justin Bieber and movie star Orlando Bloom reportedly got into a heated altercation that included punches thrown while at a nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. Bloom allegedly took a swing a Bieber over comments the 20-year-old made about Bloom's estranged wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr, reported the NY Post's Page Six. The paper cites sources who say Bieber told Bloom "she was good" after Bloom refused to shake hands with the Canadian crooner.
    Pop star Justin Bieber and movie star Orlando Bloom reportedly got into a heated altercation that included punches thrown while at a nightclub in Ibiza, Spain. Bloom allegedly took a swing a Bieber over comments the 20-year-old made about Bloom's estranged wife, supermodel Miranda Kerr, reported the NY Post's Page Six. The paper cites sources who say Bieber told Bloom "she was good" after Bloom refused to shake hands with the Canadian crooner.
  • LocalMore>>

  • State designation could help save Astrodome

    State designation could help save Astrodome

    The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the famed Houston Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic structure harder.
    The Texas Historical Commission is poised to decide whether to designate the famed Houston Astrodome a "state antiquities landmark," a status that would make demolishing the iconic structure harder.
  • Four men robbed while repairing taco truck

    Four men robbed while repairing taco truck

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:36:27 GMT
    One man was shot and two other men were pistol-whipped during a robbery in north Houston. They, along with another man, were performing repairs on a taco truck when the robbers approached them.
    One man was shot and two other men were pistol-whipped during a robbery in north Houston. They, along with another man, were performing repairs on a taco truck when the robbers approached them.
  • The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism

    The High Cost of A Family's All-Out Battle with Autism

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:08:00 GMT
    When Hurricane Katrina came crushing down on the City of New Orleans Tim and Irma Pfister clung tightly to their beloved community refusing to be dislodged.But three years later a much more intimate, more permanent and menacing crisis demanded a different course."After Katrina my practice grew, his job was secure our house there had no damage, but we had to make that decision to give up our careers and friends and family to come to Houston," said Irma.For the Pfisters that world altering even...
    When Hurricane Katrina came crushing down on the City of New Orleans Tim and Irma Pfister clung tightly to their beloved community refusing to be dislodged.But three years later a much more intimate, more permanent and menacing crisis demanded a different course."After Katrina my practice grew, his job was secure our house there had no damage, but we had to make that decision to give up our careers and friends and family to come to Houston," said Irma.For the Pfisters that world altering even...
Powered by WorldNow

KRIV FOX 26
4261 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: (713) 479-2801
Fax: (713) 479-2859

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