Pretty West Village buildings like these (The Keller Hotel at 150 Barrow Street, and 159 Charles in its old ivy phase, respectively) remind us that we do not live in the West Village, where things are pretty. Anyway: both buildings above received landmarks designation yesterday from the city, including the Keller Hotel, which per AMNY "is one of only four remaining waterfront hotels built to house the hoards of travelers and sailors who disembarked on the Hudson." Back in 2004, The Villager reported surreptitious renovations going on inside the Keller, but activity has been on hold pending this decision.
Meantime, 354 West 11th—a Greek revival house like 159 Charles—also got the landmarks nod, and the commission said it's considering the designation for the Sunnyside Gardens development in Queens.
· City Landmarks West Village Buildings [AMNY, pix courtesy GVSHP]
· Gottlieb Gets in on River Rush [The Villager]