This tony venue, a venture by the same company that owns Ford Models, features a glitzy program of high-profile contemporary shows, mounted by outside organizers. Located in a duplex penthouse, the gallery's elegant digs were once home to Edna Crawford Champion (second wife of Albert Champion, the French-born spark-plug mogul) and her lover, another Frenchman named Charles Brazelle. Albert died in 1927 in Paris after a massive heart attack brought on by a beating at Brazelle's hands. Though he was never charged with Champion's murder, Brazelle did wind up killing Edna during a fight in their high-rise love nest. Her bodyguards returned the favor by throwing Brazelle out the window. Edna's ghost proved too restless, however, and supposedly haunted the next occupants of the apartment, one of whom wound having a nervous breakdown.
57 W 57th St
19th and 20th floors
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 10am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to 57th St|
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