Local Gallerist James Fuentes – True to His Roots

James Fuentes at his new gallery at 55 Delancey St.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the November issue of our print magazine.

It’s all in the neighborhood for James Fuentes, whose past, present and future are colliding on the Lower East Side. Fuentes’ eponymous gallery, at 55 Delancey St., isn’t far from where he grew up on Madison and Jackson streets. He now lives in the East River Co-op with his young family.

“It feels very much like a homecoming,” he says of moving to Grand Street in May 2010 and opening the gallery in September of the same year. Before that, Fuentes lived in Chinatown at Canal and Allen streets and ran a gallery for more than three years at 35 St. James Place.

Delancey Street Buildings For Sale

Berkli Parc's building at the corner of Allen and Delancey streets is for sale.

Two buildings lining a full block on the south side of Delancey Street between Allen and Eldridge streets are for sale as part of a larger real estate portfolio being marketed by Massey Knakel.

The $60 million listing includes the residential and mixed-use buildings at 55-59 Delancey St., and 61-63 Delancey St., along with similar buildings on Broome Street in Nolita and Christopher Street in the West Village. The Delancey properties include Berkli Parc cafe and Rocket Joe’s Pizza.