Oh Ophelia!

Once a hotel that catered to «  women only » in the 1920’s, I was captivated by this place! The Ophelia bar in New York City. Gorgeous art deco on the upper east side. All of it is residential apartments. But not the roof! 

 

 I hated to think of how much art deco was hidden under the dropped ceilings and faux facades, but enough remains to make one happy. Its classy and cool, and some of the best views of Brooklyn and all of Manhattan. The curiosities cases are divine. I was impressed they made a cocktail with Empress gin ( Victoria, Canada~ it turns purple when mixed) ....

A definite new favourite.

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the bar 

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Empress gin, absinthe, chartreuse ( & bugs!) 

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that view! 

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Once upon a time this  was the Pan Hellenic, a MODERN HOTEL FOR MODERN WOMEN ! 

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 .... oddities