Opened in 1884 as a apartment cooperative. Its twelve stories made it the tallest building in NY for 18 years. In 1905, it folded and the new owners opened it as a hotel. But why is this place interesting? Maybe because among its guests you can find influential figures from contemporary culture: Kerouac (On The Road was written here), Arthur C. Clarke, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Uma Thurman, Bukowski, Kahlo, and Warhol... and the list goes on. A place full of history, anecdotes and art.