New York, New York: New York Loft Filled with Dirt

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New York Earth Room

Address:
141 Wooster St., New York, NY
Directions:
On the east side of Wooster St. between Prince and Houston Sts, about halfway down the block, next to The North Face store. Buzz the buzzer and take the steps to the second floor. By subway take the B, D, F, or M to the Broadway Lafayette stop. Walk west on Houston (on the south side of the street). Cross Broadway and go three more blocks to Wooster. Cross Wooster and make a left. (Alternate: N or R to Prince and walk west along Price until you hit Wooster. Cross Wooster and turn north.)
Hours:
W-Su 12-3, 3:30-6. Closed mid-June to mid-Sep.
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New York Loft Filled with Dirt
3,500 square feet of prime real estate, filled with dirt. It's art. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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New York Loft Filled with Dirt

I read about the Loft of Dirt on the website and I work near it. Unfortunately they don't allow pictures, but it was really amazing. Considering I work in a loft, to see one filled with dirt just blew my mind. There's a rich earthy scent when you go in. I really do wish I could have gotten a pic.

[Carol Jacob, 04/21/2011]
New York Loft Filled with Dirt

The New York Earth Room is a long-term art installation that consists of an empty second floor loft that is filled with 280,000 pounds of dirt. According to the Dia Art Foundation website, the dirt is 22" deep and covers 3,600 square feet of floor space. It was originally installed in 1977.

[Danielle, 06/22/2010]

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