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Hal Bromm landed in Tribeca in the early ’70s. He started out working for an architecture firm, but eventually returned to his fine art roots, opening the neighborhood’s first contemporary art gallery. It was here in 1981 that Keith Haring had his first solo exhibition, an event that’s often credited with his rise to fame. In the ’80s, Hal also became involved in historic preservation, successfully advocating for the designation of four Tribeca historic districts and helping to form the Tribeca Trust. The Hal Bromm Gallery is still operating on West Broadway and Chambers Street and now that the hype surrounding its 40th anniversary exhibition has subsided, 6sqft had the chance to chat with Hal about his love for the city past and present.