Kenneth Cole Aborts Sponsored Programming at Old Billy’s Antiques Lot

Posted on: September 4th, 2013 at 5:00 am by
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Bad blood boils at 76 East Houston, the vacant parcel which heretofore housed Billy’s Antiques. You’ll recall that Crif Dogs revealed intentions to park its Batman-esque Crifmobile here, but was quickly shot down by Community Board 2 in April. At the time the story hit, word leaked that Kenneth Cole wanted to utilize the space during September and October for some sponsored art events and such. Fashion Week. It was thisclose to happening.

Not anymore. Reps for the company confirmed as much, and the space continues along its course as a longrunning dormancy.

On a related note, we hear that the heirs to the Tony Goldman estate were behind the coffin removal earlier this year, even though the idea was reportedly his brainchild from the get-go.

We reached out to Billy Leroy for comment on all this recent drama, and he noted that the “spot is sacred,” and how “the Ghosts of the Old Bowery would never allow it to happen.”

It would be nice if Billy returned to the spot, though. Wishful thinking.

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