Just a stone’s throw from New York’s city hall is a building frozen in time that had been unknown to the public until just recently. In 1883, Eugene Kelly, an Irish immigrant and prosperous businessman built a nine-story building that he called Temple Court. Kelly invested $400,000 in the construction of this gem of terra cotta, wood paneling, mosaics and cast iron. A skylight crowning the atrium is the masterpiece of this building. One of the largest vaults in the city is in the basement. On September 6th, the Temple Court will reopen as The Beekman Hotel, a beautiful boutique hotel with two restaurants (Augustine by restaurateur Keith McNally and Fowler & Wells by chef Tom Colicchio) and a subterranean nightclub (by the people from The Box) scheduled to open next year. Can't wait! [123 Nassau St].