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Joshua Charow

Loft Law. The Last of New York City's Original Artist Lofts

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Joshua Charow spent the past two years creating his first photography book titled 'Loft Law. The Last of New York City's Original Artist Lofts' about artists living under the protection...

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  • ISBN: 9788862088152
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 108
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Release: Spring 2024
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Joshua Charow spent the past two years creating his first photography book titled 'Loft Law. The Last of New York City's Original Artist Lofts' about artists living under the protection of the Loft Law. The law, enacted in 1982 (Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law), granted protection and rent stabilization to thousands of artists who were living illegally in commercial and manufacturing zoned lofts in neighborhoods like Soho, Tribeca, and the Bowery after the manufacturing industry predominantly left Manhattan.

Two years ago, he found a map of the remaining protected buildings, rang hundreds of doorbells, and photographed and interviewed over 50 artists who are still living in these incredible lofts to this day. As New York currently faces an unprecedented amount of vacant commercial space, this is the perfect timing for this incredible untold story.

Joshua Charow is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. As a teenager, Charow would go to New York City to ascend skyscrapers, climb to the tops of bridges, and walk the subway tunnels to photograph beautiful, hidden locations. These early experiences inform the subject matter and style of cinematography that he brings to his documentary work. His projects aim to unveil unseen stories and subcultures across New York City. Charow has directed and shot documentary films for 'The New York Times', 'TIME Magazine', 'Amazon Prime Video', and 'Hulu'.

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In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.

  • Description

    Joshua Charow spent the past two years creating his first photography book titled 'Loft Law. The Last of New York City's Original Artist Lofts' about artists living under the protection of the Loft Law. The law, enacted in 1982 (Article 7-C of the Multiple Dwelling Law), granted protection and rent stabilization to thousands of artists who were living illegally in commercial and manufacturing zoned lofts in neighborhoods like Soho, Tribeca, and the Bowery after the manufacturing industry predominantly left Manhattan.

    Two years ago, he found a map of the remaining protected buildings, rang hundreds of doorbells, and photographed and interviewed over 50 artists who are still living in these incredible lofts to this day. As New York currently faces an unprecedented amount of vacant commercial space, this is the perfect timing for this incredible untold story.


  • The author

    Joshua Charow is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. As a teenager, Charow would go to New York City to ascend skyscrapers, climb to the tops of bridges, and walk the subway tunnels to photograph beautiful, hidden locations. These early experiences inform the subject matter and style of cinematography that he brings to his documentary work. His projects aim to unveil unseen stories and subcultures across New York City. Charow has directed and shot documentary films for 'The New York Times', 'TIME Magazine', 'Amazon Prime Video', and 'Hulu'.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.