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Fame Slept Here


77 WHITE STREET, THIRD AND FOURTH FLOORS
The Facts: A pair of 2,255-square-foot lofts.
Asking Price: $2.379 million (fourth floor) and $2.295 million (third floor).
Charges and Taxes: $2,437 per month.
Agent: Rachel Ostow Lustbader, Warburg Realty (third floor), and Jill Sloane, Halstead Property (fourth floor).

Thirty years ago, in 1978, 77 White Street opened its doors as the Mudd Club, one of punk rock’s most celebrated incubators. Bands like Talking Heads, the B-52’s, and Blondie played here after Steve Mass, the proprietor, rented the space from artist Ross Bleckner and opened up shop. (At the time, opening a grungy punk club was a major counterculture statement—the prevailing culture being disco and Studio 54.) The third and fourth floors of the building were an art-exhibition space affiliated with the club; it was curated for a while by Keith Haring. Like many artifacts of the scruffy seventies, 77 White went condo years ago, and today, the seller of the spiffed-up third-floor apartment is Gossip Girl co–executive producer and writer Joshua Safran.


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