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Category: Hotel Chelsea

  • Rendering of NY Methodist's proposed addition to LICH

    Rendering of NY Methodist’s proposed addition to LICH

    If Long Island College Hospital activists get their way, New York Methodist Hospital will acquire the beleaguered medical center in its entirety rather than pursuing its current plan to build an eight-story outpatient clinic expansion. But that is unlikely to happen. [more]

  • Joseph Chetrit and Hotel Chelsea

    Tenants at the historic Hotel Chelsea are suing the property’s ownership group, led by Joseph Chetrit, for allowing unauthorized work in March that temporarily knocked out their heat and hot water – and still has them looking for cooking gas.

    The residents filed a contempt motion April 3 in New York City Housing Court, claiming the owners have violated a 2012 consent order that requires all construction at the landmark building to follow local building codes and regulations. The lawsuit names Yellow Dynasty, the ownership group, as well as Chelsea Management, Chetrit Group executives Meyer Chetrit and Michael Butler and hotel manager Lilly Sirkin as defendants. The original consent order removed Joseph Chetrit and the Chetrit Group as parties to the deal.  [more]

  • From left: Christine Quinn, Hotel Chelsea, Joseph Chetrit

    UPDATED, 12:04 p.m., March 23: The city Department of Buildings ordered Joseph Chetrit to stop work at the Hotel Chelsea late Friday night, in response to a construction incident that knocked out gas, heat and hot water at the property — and a day after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn demanded an immediate shutdown of construction. [more]

  • Joseph Chetrit, a rendering of the renovated Hotel Chelsea and Stanley Bard

    Tenants at the Joseph Chetrit-owned Hotel Chelsea lost heat, hot water and gas yesterday, the latest in a line of snafus that have stemmed from the property’s conversion into a luxury residential development, DNAinfo reported.  [more]

  • Joseph Chetrit, a rendering of the renovated Hotel Chelsea and Stanley Bard

    Chetrit Group head Joseph Chetrit is suing the former owners of the Hotel Chelsea, Chelsea 23rd Street Corporation, for $4.15 million in total damages, Curbed reported. According to filings with the State Supreme Court, Chetrit alleges that both the sellers and  former hotel manager Stanley Bard misrepresented the property — specifically the pricey artwork included in the sale and the state of some of the apartments. … [more]

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  • Hotel Chelsea rendering

    It turns out the Landmarks Preservation Commission was merely the smaller hurdle the Chetrit Group had to clear to carry out its planned Hotel Chelsea renovation. DNAinfo reported that the developer is working to get Department of Buildings approval for the rooftop addition even as the structure already exceeds the area’s zoning limits.

    The landmarked building at 222 West 23rd Street has a total floor area that’s nearly 37,000 square feet larger than the 129,953 zoned for the site, and exceeds the maximum 145-foot height by five feet. [more]

  • Gene Kaufman and a rendering of the revamped Hotel Chelsea

    Architect Gene Kaufman presented his renovation plan for the Hotel Chelsea to the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday, Curbed reported, but most of the feedback came from residents and politicians who attended the hearing. The most controversial aspect of the plan was a 16-foot high glass and aluminum 3,800-square-foot rooftop addition to the landmarked building at 222 West 23rd Street. [more]

  • A rendering of the proposed restoration of the Hotel Chelsea

    Gene Kaufman Architect, who is leading the restoration of the facade of the Hotel Chelsea, will present its plan for the landmarked exterior to the Landmarks Preservation Commission this April, and provided The Real Deal with a rendering (see above).

    “The Hotel Chelsea is a landmark in every sense of the word,” said Kaufman, a prolific architect who heads GKA. “We are honoring the long, storied history of this singular building while ensuring that it survives and thrives. [more]

  • The Hotel Chelsea

    The Chetrit Group’s Joseph Chetrit has been ordered to clear asbestos from shaft space at the Hotel Chelsea, the New York Daily News reported, in what is the latest legal clash between the developer and the Chelsea Hotel Tenant Association.

    “Residents are very angry. Asbestos is a deadly substance,” said Zoe Pappas, president of the Chelsea Hotel Tenant Association. [more]

  • Ed Scheetz, Ben Pundole and Hotel Chelsea

    The Chetrit Group selected the same King & Grove Hotels brand they infused with cash last year to manage the Hotel Chelsea, Hotel Chatter reported.

    King & Grove, a boutique hotel brand first launched in the Hamptons by former Morgans Hotel executives Ed Scheetz and Ben Pundole, also agreed to purchase Hotel Williamsburg, The Real Deal reported yesterday. [more]