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1942: Bank forecloses on legendary Collyer home

August 21, 2014 04:40PM
By Adam Pincus

The Collyer Brothers' home

The Collyer Brothers’ home

From the August issue: The Bowery Savings Bank filed to foreclose on the Harlem brownstone where the reclusive brothers Homer and Langley Collyer lived 72 years ago this month. The move to take the house came five years before they died inside it, victims of the home’s 100 tons of refuse and clutter. [more]