Remember the secret prohibition bowling alley in a Queens co-op? Some of our favorite peeks into New York City buildings come from the blog Scouting New York. In a recent post, the film and TV location scout shares an abandoned building on Beekman Street (in the shadow of the new Gehry Tower under construction, Beekman Tower) that hides a truly amazing interior.
From Scouting New York:
"In 1940, the atrium was boarded up due to firecode violations. Completely hidden, later tenants would never know of its existence, seeing only a walled corridor (though according to a recent NY Times article, a secret door offered those who stumbled upon it an amazing discovery)."
The current owners plan to restore the building and turn it into a hotel — Beekman Palace. An appropriate name, no?
For more images and the first-hand account of the visit see Scouting New York | The Abandoned Palace On Beekman Street.
Images: Scouting New York