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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Old Hotels in Midtown --with Their Varied Lives

Old Midtown Hotels, as I have noted before, are now renovated after having had different "lives" in the different eras since they were built.

Shown here are two old Midtown Hotels that are renovated now... don't remember the name of the top one here but it was once a "Welfare Hotel" as so many of the old hotels were in the 1980's, where the City paid enormous amounts of money to house homeless families in usually wretched conditions.
(Roach and rodent infested places).

The bottom picture is of the Hotel Wolcott, which was built in 1904...now renovated into what is considered an "affordable" place ( by Manhattan standards). You can find more at this link

http://www.wolcott.com/historymain.html