Wednesday, January 25, 2017

ABC Wednesday—C is for "corner"

And also Carlton (Hotel, at the corner of Madison Ave.
and 29th Street).  I lived in this beautiful old
building for a month back in the '70s during a protracted
transit strike.  At the time it was a real fleabag and
a few of my fellow guests worked, um, by the hour, let's say.
But it was definitely affordable.
It's much nicer now, and a room the size of the one I
had costs more than I paid for the whole month.

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  1. lovely choice for c with a beautiful photo too

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  2. Fascinating back story. It looks like it was still the Seville back then. Its transformation from quality to fleabag is kind of like going from the Seville to seriously ill. It does look like there were other times in its past when rooms rates were less than they are now.

    On the west coast in the mid 70s we had the “oil shock.” Motels converted to apartments ‘cause there were so few travelers by car. Monthly rent in these then could be less than nightly today, also. Both situations, left and right coast, were a kind of a “transit strike.” Quite different in cause yet similar in effect.

  3. Lovely building now! Thanks for the interesting back story.


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