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1. Roof Deck

2. Penthouse

3. Printing Studio

4. Showroom

Photo: Zechariah Vincent

The Roof Deck
Five tons of soil were hauled up to the roof to accommodate a densely planted garden plot—or, in Sherman’s vision, “a meadow.”

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Living Room
The brass-instrument sculpture over the sofa is by Sherman himself. “I bought all these off eBay, went down to a welder in Park Slope, and stood there and had him weld it,” he says.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Printing Studio
Passersby on Pacific Street can watch the wallpaper being made. “We were going to put production on the second floor,” says Sherman, “when we realized that this is really the interesting part.”

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Master Bathroom
A little bit nightclub, a little bit commode, with LED lights and walls covered in a Flavor Paper design called Celestial Dragon.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Master Bedroom
A bachelor lives here: levitating bed, cantilevered side tables, faux-fur walls.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Fireplace
A monumental gas fireplace is laid with Ann Sacks limestone tiles and illuminated by one of three pyramid-shaped skylights.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Entrance
A 24-foot stretch of limestone begins as a floor path and ends as a countertop. The kitchen storage and refrigerator are concealed by mock-crocodile-embossed vinyl, which also covers the ceiling.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Guest Room
Sherman wanted a specific gold tone for the wall paint, so he bought a pigment powder from the same company used by the U.S. Treasury.

Photo: Leigh Davis

The Guest Bathroom
The chevron-patterned interior echoes the guest bedroom’s walls.

Photo: Leigh Davis

D.J. Booth
The wallpaper in the D.J. booth, which contains 2,000 records from Sherman’s 6,000-platters-strong collection, is a photo mural of Big Chief Little Charles of the White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians. The original photo was taken by Mac Carbonell, who also designed the building’s rooftop meadow with his firm, Verdant Gardens.

Photo: Leigh Davis

Jose Mora (left) North Conduit and McKinley Avenues, Cypress Hills. On September 4, 2006, 11-year-old Mora was on his way to the barber for a back-to-school haircut; that week, he was to start the sixth grade at nearby Junior High School 302. He was struck by a Honda while walking his bike across an intersection.

Jonathan Neese South 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg. On August 12, 2006, Neese, a bike messenger known as “Bronx Jon,” was struck by a livery cab while cycling from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
Photo: Leigh Davis

Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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