8. 600 Broadway
Who: Jeff Koons
What: First Studio
Now: Koons’ Studio

In the 1980s, After a period working as a Wall Street broker to make some bank in order to fund his art projects, Koons bought his first art studio in SoHo on the corner of Broadway and West Houston. There he employed a staff of 30 (including an image consultant), and created his famous balloon animal series, Statuary, and the gold-trimmed Michael Jackson & Bubbles series, Banality.