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If Only Coney Island's Next Hotel Looked This Good

December 15, 2011 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

Years after all the old hotels have dried up and disappeared from Coney Island, how will a new property fit into the 'hood's ever-changing landscape? Well, given the hotel's proposed location, we can only come to one conclusion: with difficulty.

According to the Brooklyn Daily, a vacant bus depot on the edges of the Coney Island Creek has been singled out as the potential site of a new hotel. Nevermind the fact that it's surrounded by dismal car dealerships and parking lots. Nevermind the fact that it lies four blocks from the amusement district. The city is looking for proposals from developers by February, and with all the interest being shown in Brooklyn these days, they might just get the response they're after. But we just can't help picturing the god-awful anti-views here.

For a pic of the proposed site, see below!

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Don't Look! Carnage Inside the Beloved Chelsea Hotel

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  Site Where: 222 W 23rd St. [map], New York, NY, United States, 10011
October 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM | by | ()

There are anti-views, and then there's this. The Real Deal recently got a peek inside the overhauled Chelsea Hotel, where work is very much ongoing. And it ain't pretty. Last time we tried to check out a hotel construction site, we were almost exiled. When did The Real Deal get to be so lucky sneaky?

Of course, we knew this was coming. Removing the art from the walls was one thing. But when we heard certain parts of the building were already being ripped out to make guitars, we knew the hotel's new ownership meant business.

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