6. Ace Hotel
Street artist Michael Anderson was commissioned in 2009 to create a collage for the Ace Hotel made from his collection of graffiti stickers (unofficially considered the world’s largest collection, according to NY Mag.) Anderson had been collecting the stickers, which he would peel off subway entrances, lampposts, walls and other public places and keep in a notebook, since the early ’90s. His collage in the trendy Ace Hotel shows what art has become.
The hotel’s restaurant, the Breslin, and the John Dory oyster bar, which were run by acclaimed chef April Bloomfield, have both closed. Currently, the only place to eat and drink in the hotel is the lobby bar.