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Graffiti Artists Transform Abandoned “Poorhouse for the Rich” in The Bronx

Andrew Freedman Home - Daze photographed by Jaime Rojo

A room at the Andrew Freedman Home revitalized by graffiti artist Daze, photographed by Jaime Rojo

Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington, co-founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com, recently took a trip up to an abandoned Bronx mansion–the Andrew Freedman Home–which was once a retirement home for the rich who had fallen on hard times.

The Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx

The Andrew Freedman Home in The Bronx

Jaime captured photos from the project which is run by No Longer Empty, a contemporary public art organization that takes empty buildings that are often in disrepair and revitalizes them with site-responsive contemporary art exhibitions. The organization called on street artists to revitalize the decaying block-long “welfare hotel.”

Andrew Freedman Home - How and Nosm 'Reflections' photographed by Jaime Rojo

How and Nosm’s ‘Reflections’ photographed by Jaime Rojo at the Andrew Freedman Home

“The goal was really to create a fusion of the history of the home and the nature of the history of the Grand Concourse and the present day realities of the Bronx,” says Manon Slome, President and Chief Curator of No Longer Empty.

Andrew Freedman Home - Crash 'Connections' photographed by Jaime Rojo

Crash’s ‘Connections’ photographed by Jaime Rojo at the Andrew Freedman Home

Several of the mansion’s rooms have been given a whole new life by graffiti legends Crash, Daze and Tats Cru alumnni How & Nosm. New installations are currently in progress with the next exhibition, This Side of Paradise, opening April 4th at 6:00 pm. Enjoy more photos below and learn more here.

When

Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates
April 04, 2012 – June 05, 2012

Exhibition Hours

Thursday to Sunday, 1pm to 7pm

Where

Andrew Freedman Home
1125 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10452
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Andrew Freedman Home - How and Nosm 'Reflections' photographed by Jaime Rojo

How and Nosm’s ‘Reflections’ photographed by Jaime Rojo at the Andrew Freedman Home

Andrew Freedman Home - Scherezaede Garcia photographed by Jaime Rojo

Scherezaede Garcia’s Andrew Freedman Home installation photographed by Jaime Rojo

Adam Parker Smith’s ‘I Lost Of My Money In The Great Depression And All I Got Was This Room’ photographed by Jaime Rojo