A late-in-coming response, from Jack Forster, to my April 10, 2008, post "This Was Ludlow Street":
Ha. I WORKED at the Piano Store when it was a piano store, and furthermore when it was in its first Ludlow Street location, across the street. I was the building manager, god help me, as well, first job out of college. Made a terrible mess of it. Moved pianos and did Other Things there from 1985-87 or so. Ate a lot of tripe soup on Sundays at the Hat, and I felt like the only guy on the block with no gun.