When the Times asked Cooper Square Hotel co-developer Matt Moss what hotel guests will think of the grimy old tenement building left standing on the hotel's property, he famously responded that peering down on residents hanging laundry out to dry is "the kind of thing people want to see." Apparently so! Over at the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District, some guests have decided to take rich folks' fascination with laundry even further, converting their balcony to a drying rack. Well, gritty does seem to be the trend in hotels these days.
· Everyday Chatter [Vanishing New York]