Nonprofit No Longer Empty—which specializes in mounting exhibitions in vacant buildings—turns its attention to the Andrew Freedman Home, a Beaux Arts manse the eponymous millionaire built in 1924 to house once-rich elderly folks who had lost their fortunes. The old-school 1 percent knew how to take care of its own: Residents were treated to white-glove dinner service, had access to a large wood-paneled library and billiard room, and were entertained with regular programs, such as concerts and opera performances. Twenty-six artists—some with personal or professional ties to the Bronx—are given the run of the place to comment upon this peculiar chapter of New York’s history.
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