50 Bowery

Is Hotel Saturation Ruining New York City?

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

Last month, the city released its Hotel Development Report outlining the influx of new hotels (citywide) since 2015. Here on the Lower East Side, in particular, 6 new lodges debuted within that timeframe and another 6 are on the way, equating to some 2,000 rooms. The trend of hotel glut served as subject for a scathing […]

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Talde Team and Hotel 50 Bowery in Damage Control Over ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club

Posted May 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

In response to the opinion piece we ran on Monday regarding its controversial opium den-themed basement club, Green Lady, the Joie de Vivre hotel is in full damage control mode. (The New York Post also picked up the story.) Their public relations firm Wagstaff Worldwide would have you believe it’s semantics. They issued the following […]

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Hotel 50 Bowery is an Insult to Chinatown with its Insensitive ‘Opium Den’ Themed Club [OP-ED]

Posted May 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

The following opinion piece was written by Chinatown activist Karlin Chan. Many Chinatown residents are disgusted that 50 Bowery’s Joie De Vivre glass hotel towers over the turn-of-the-century neighborhood, arguing how out of character it is compared to the surrounding area, while others show concern it may further fuel gentrification and displacement. Yet, the announcement […]

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Joie de Vivre’s 50 Bowery Hotel Launches Next Week with Talde Restaurant Complex

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

A fresh round of delays has previously pushed back the opening of the Joie de Vivre-operated hotel at 50 Bowery. The initial projection was January, then March. Now, launch is pegged for next week. Marketing materials advertise May 16 as the grand opening to the public. In the meantime, there is still plenty of work needed […]

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Opening of 22-Story ‘Joie de Vivre Hotel’ at 50 Bowery Delayed Until March

Posted January 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

More than four years of bottlenecks, headaches, and desecrated city history for this. Back in September, the public relations arm of Joie de Vivre Hotels flexed its muscle to let everyone know that it had finally arrived on the Bowery. A blinding fact (quite literally) that locals had known since before the 22-story glass building […]

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Get Acquainted with ‘Hotel 50 Bowery,’ the Joie de Vivre Hotel Opening January on the Bowery

Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here comes Hotel 50 Bowery, the not-so-clever branding of the 22-story, 229-key Joie de Vivre lodge on the Bowery. As construction races to conclusion – note the changes in perimeter plywood and the reconfiguration of the protected sidewalk – the PR muscle is now starting to glad-hand the neighborhood. Nevermind all the controversy over the last […]

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The Proposed ‘Honey Fitz’ Bar Just Forced Nino’s Pizza Out of Business

Last modified February 17, 2016 at 10:20 pm

Bombshell dropped. It appears that Nino’s Pizza has been forced out of business on Avenue A thanks to the collective ownership of Webster Hall and The Late Late. Their new concept – The Honey Fitz – has taken over, and last night was the public application process of same. The SLA subcommittee of Community Board […]

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‘Talde’ Team Tapped for 4 Separate Nightspots at Joie de Vivre Hotel on the Bowery

Posted February 3, 2016 at 5:12 am

Just yesterday, we were talking about the future of Jing Fong Restaurant vis-a-vis owner Alex Chu. While the landlord will likely demolish this “Chinatown Arcade” sometime in the next couple years, the real attention is still at the long-in-the-works Joie de Vivre hotel next door at 50 Bowery. According to the paperwork filed with Community Board […]

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Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Tops Out at 22 Stories

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

They’ve reached the top. That controversial new hotel at 50 Bowery – the first New York branch of the Joie de Vivre brand – was just capped at the end of last week. The final few floors were tacked onto the building in the month since our last progress report. Requisite American flag is planted […]

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Ugly Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Ascends to 20 Stories

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Grand Old Bank on the Bowery (i.e. the HSBC) is less so, trumped by Peter Poon’s ego. That new Joie de Vivre hotel rising at 50 Bowery is growing like a weed, having already ascended to a level of twenty stories (basically doubled its height in a month). The concrete superstructure is now visible […]

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