Brokers have been trying to sell Greenpoint's historic St. Elias Church on Kent Street as a potential mansion or condo conversion for months. They've recently added a little wrinkle to jazz up the open houses: The smooth sounds of guitarist Pat Metheny and his electronic orchestra waft in from the attached school building (also on the market; price tag is $7.1 million for both buildings). But that's no recording, the Brooklyn Eagle reports. Metheny has set up shop in the building to rehearse with his robotic band members for an upcoming tour, a reality awesomely confirmed by the above photo from Wired. Metheny is there at the invitation of the church's owner, and the brokers are using his presence as a pitch that "it illustrates how easily the space will also adapt to a live/work situation." Yeah, if "work" is sowing the seeds of humanity's ultimate downfall, then it's perfect!
· Orchestra Attracts Homebuyers to Greenpoint [BK Eagle]
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