Tag: Chelsea Hotel

The Bones of Old New York: Rick Kelly’s Carmine Street Guitars

If only these old bones could talk!  Well, in the case of Rick Kelly and his amazing craft, the old bones can indeed talk, or sing, if you will.  Rick Kelly is a luthier who crafts bespoke guitars from the

A Vicious Anniversary

On this day in 1979, Sex Pistols punk rocker Sid Vicious was found dead of a heroin overdose in a Greenwich Village apartment.  Born John Simon Ritchie, Vicious (as he came to be known) joined the band in 1977, taking

Adapting “Adaptive Re-Use”

The term adaptive reuse is used by architects and preservationists to describe the process of adapting old structures for purposes other than those initially intended. Villagers are familiar with the Jefferson Market Library’s former history as a courthouse, the Public