On a recent trip to New York, I was walking around the lower East Side and saw Hengst at 70 First Street, a sliver of a store. Inside was Susan Hengst, who for years was on Valencia Street.

She says hello to the Mission. What I remember most about the House of Hengst — the windows. I loved this one especially, on a night when Hengst showed silent movies to no one in particular.

When the House of Hengst lived on Valencia Street.