Photos: Inside the Fabled Walls of the Chelsea Hotel – Vanity Fair

“The Chelsea Hotel may be the only Manhattan lodging space famous for its grit rather than its glamour. Even as only a few of the establishment’s neon letters are lit at night, it remains a solid New York City tourist attraction, drawing all those curious about the infamous Nancy Spungen murder or their favorite Leonard Cohen lyric.” Read More

Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis

metropolismag.com: Foster + Partners’ 100 East 53rd Tips Its Hat to Its Iconic Midtown Neighbors – Metropolis “In the days before the luxury mishmashes of the High Line and Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side, the closest thing the city had to a Starchitect Row could be found on (or near) East 53rd Street between… Read More

Your View of New York City From the Empire State Building Just Got Better | Travel + Leisure

“One of the best views in New York City is finally coming back.

After more than four years of renovations, the Empire State Building — well known for its colorful nighttime light displays and incredible views of the city — is welcoming visitors to its 102nd floor observatory on Saturday, Oct. 12.” – travelandleisure.com Read More

Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

“Extell’s Central Park Tower has officially eclipsed 432 Park Avenue as the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and New York City’s tallest..” newyorkyimby.com: Central Park Tower Surpasses 432 Park Avenue to Become The Tallest Residential Building in The Western Hemisphere – New York YIMBY

Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building – New York YIMBY

  YIMBY has the latest on Harry Macklowe’s Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the future tallest building in New York City by roof height newyorkyimby.com: Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building By Roof Height, Rising 1,556′ To Pinnacle at 5 East 51st Street, in Midtown… Read More

The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs – Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road. The rise of automobile culture at the end of World War II gave Americans an easy and affordable way to see the country. Subsequently, mom-and-pop motels began appearing to meet the demand created by these new travelers. The motels strove to… Read More