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New York's Hit Factory Gets a New IdentityCondos in legendary recording studio start at more than a million
But these condos are going fast, so youd better act now. Available units range from a 1,021-sq.-ft. one bedroom/two bath unit for $1,025,000 at the low end to a 3,548-sq.-ft. three bedroom/three-and-a-half bath unit with a terrace for $4,250,000. If youre interested, the occupancy date is early 2007.
Back in the day, The Hit Factory incorporated seven recording studios and five rehearsal suites in the six-story, 100,000 square-foot facility. Owner Ed Germano, who passed away in 2003, was famous for catering to the whims of his clientele, reportedly stacking hay bales in a studio during one session with a country artist.Among the artists who recorded at The Hit Factory New York were Paul Simon, Whitney Houston, John Lennon (who was shot while returning from a mixing session at the Hit Factory), Bruce Springsteen, The Eagles, U2, Beyonce, Aerosmith ? and on and on. The last record to be recorded in the Hit Factory
Five of the studios featured SSL consoles, and the facility included a gym, a steam room and apartments that clients could stay in while recording. Ed Germanos wife Janice Germano continued to run the business after his death before closing it in February 2005, and she still operates The Hit Factory in
|Bathroom in one of The Hit Factory Condominiums. Now you can do your shower singing where Bono may once have sung. No guarantees, of course.|
?In its day, bands and engineers jockeyed to record tracks and mix albums in its luxurious, cutting-edge studios, and The Hit Factory ultimately earned its name for more than four decades, producing landmark music and platinum sales, the web site says. Although there are few amenties left over from the recording studio days, some of the gold and platinum albums recorded at The Hit Factory now decorate the buildings lobby.
The Hit Factory
Another recording mecca that folded last year was Cello Studios in
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