Museum of Reclaimed Space Planned for Avenue C

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C-Squat - Museum of Reclaimed SpaceBy Kevin Korber of Village Confidential

Squatting is one of the stranger aspects of the occasionally anarchic history of the East Village. The neighborhood is home to C-Squat, the infamous reclaimed building on Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets that was one of the targets of former mayor Rudy Giuliani’s war against squatters. However, as the neighborhood that surrounds places like C-Squat or ABC No Rio in the Lower East Side becomes more upscale, people associated with the squatter’s movement are taking steps to preserve a fading element of New York City’s history.

Soon, C-Squat will become home to the Museum of Reclaimed Space, a museum dedicated to archiving the creation of community spaces from abandoned buildings. The museum, which was the subject of a recent New York Times profile, will also cover community spaces and their uses throughout the city. Aside from squats, the Museum of Reclaimed Space also offers tours of community gardens and spaces reclaimed for art or performance.

While the Museum of Reclaimed Space is not yet opened, trial-run tours are offered on dates announced on their web site. Anyone interested in volunteering or donating to the museum can also do so at

Comments (5)

Donald Reich
Prudential Centennial - New Rochelle, NY

This sounds like it will be a very intersting museum. I will definitely check it out when it opens!

Mar 12, 2012 09:07 AM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Hi Micheal, informative post that discusses the changes that will happen to C-Squat. Hope the transformation will be a success. All the best.
May 22, 2013 11:11 PM
Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist
Well written article Michael that provide information on the possible change that will happen on the infamous reclaimed building on Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets, C-Squat. Thank you for sharing and keep up the good work.
Jul 10, 2013 01:53 AM
Petra Norris
Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc. - Lakeland, FL
Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale
Nice post Michael. Now everyone has an idea on what could possibly happen on C-Squat. Thumbs up for sharing!
Jul 13, 2013 12:44 AM
Melissa Muse Wiggans
Real Estate Muses - San Antonio, TX
CRS, GRI, ABR - Real Estate Muses
Nice post Michael. Informative and straight to the point. Keep it up!
Jul 19, 2013 02:18 AM