Cooper Square Hotel
This is the new luxury high rise "Cooper Square Hotel" in NYC located at 27 Cooper Sq. just north of Bowery. The small four story tenement in the foreground is what's left of the original block. This is where jazz saxophonist Archie Shepp once lived and created music. It is where poet and friend Hettie Jones still resides.
The amazing story of how the tenement managed to avoid the wrecking ball can be found in at least two online articles: