Page 3 of 5
Bungalow 8, 515 West 27th Street: Now Paul Kasmin Gallery
With its beach-chic theme, replete with potted palms, sunny yellow walls and many skylights, Bungalow 8 was a fixture of the city's super-exclusive club scene from 2001 until it closed
in 2009. It remained vacant and untouched for about two years until last fall when, hearing that it was going onto the market, neighboring gallerist Paul Kasmin stepped in and bought it
. He quickly converted it into his gallery's third location, and it hosted its first exhibition (Ai Weiwei's "Zodiac Heads
") in November
. It's retained the distinctive skylights, but otherwise the former club has been given the full white cube gallery makeover.