: it’s against zoning laws. the Chelsea Hotel is already as big and beautiful as she needs to be.
and p.s. no one in the Hotel (and most people outside of it) want it.
“‘The hotel is already overbuilt, so there’s no room for a rooftop additional at the hotel,’ said CB4 Chair Corey Johnson at last week’s full board meeting.”
big yay to tremendous support from the Chelsea’s hero politicians, Corey Johnson and Christine Quinn!
: more video of the Chelsea from the Gothamist. residents rooftop gardens and homes facing devastation.
this beautiful place is what developers want to destroy by putting a stereotypical bar up there. how can we stand by and let this happen?
: more photos from photographer Sam Horine inside the Hotel this weekend.
"what photographer Sam Horine saw while inside—he tells us, ‘the vibe was depressing—very dark and dusty in the hallways… all the doors had plastic over them to keep out the dust. You could tell that the management had just quit doing anything for the long term residents a long time ago in an effort to encourage them to leave.’ A security guard came along soon after and told him he could only go to the one room that he signed in to visit, and escorted him back there."
: from resident Brian Bothwell:
"At the last LPC meeting the tenants were promised a second more informed and detailed meeting. The tenants were never notified that the second meeting would be yesterday. The tenants were kept in the dark about all of this. Joseph Chetrit and Gene Kaufman went into this meeting unopposed and managed to ram things through. The tenants and neighbors voices must be heard!"
does this approval sound legit to you???