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Fluxhouse Cooperative II

Creative Time Presents

 

— One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This —

 
Fluxhouse Cooperative II Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 30, 2016
1. Fluxhouse Cooperative II Marker
Inscription.  At this site stood Fluxhouse Cooperative II, the first co-op in SoHo and the location of performances by Alan Kaprow, Yoko Ono, and Richard Foreman’s Ontological-Hysteric Theater. George Maciunas, a founding member of Fluxus, purchased 80 Wooster Street in 1968 with a vision of making SoHo a mecca for artists, architects, composers, and designers. Maciunas occupied the basement while the first floor was home to Jonas Mekas’ Film Makers Cinematheque, a combination theater and performance space. This tree and the one to the south were transplanted by Maciunas from a nearby abandoned lot. When city officials confronted Maciunas, he suggested they remove the tiny trees themselves; they never returned. The trees, now over 30 feet tall, have become a symbol of SoHo’s recent history as a residential district. No. 33 of 33 sites commemorating important moments in NYC and Creative Time’s History, 1974-2007
 
Erected by Creative Time.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 40° 
Fluxhouse Cooperative II site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 30, 2016
2. Fluxhouse Cooperative II site
80 Wooster Street with the now-grown trees.
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43.424′ N, 74° 0.084′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Wooster Street near Spring Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Wooster Street, New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 143 Spring Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Chester Rapkin (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 83,85 Sullivan Street (about 700 feet away); 109 Prince Street (about 700 feet away); 93 Grand Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); 116 Sullivan Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); General José Artigas Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fluxhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Creative Time archive. Link to the "One Day It Will Please Us To Remember Even This" section with all 33 markers. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. George Maciunias. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Inset image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May 30, 2016
3. Inset
Fluxhouse Cooperative II then
George Maciunas image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner
4. George Maciunas
Lithuanian-American artist Jurgis Mačiūnas honored with a 2016 postage stamp.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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