9. The Chelsea Hotel is One of the Last Great Victorian Gothic Apartments in NYC

In 1966, the New York City Landmark Commission declared the Chelsea hotel a New York City landmark, calling it “one of the few remaining of the great Victorian Gothic apartment houses which once adorned the City.” The Commission goes as far to call it one of the “pioneer Victorian Gothic apartment houses.” The hotel was also inducted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The 12-story hotel is particularly notable for its decorative iron balconies and a grand staircase that goes up to the 12th floor.