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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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Lower East Side Flooded with Influx of 2,000 New Hotel Rooms

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hotels continue to kill the Lower East Side, purging the very attraction and aesthetic the lodges market. Case in point, the tiny zone of Hell Square itself boasts seven hotels. Extrapolate that trend to the rest of the neighborhood, and the problem truly comes into focus. In the city’s recent Hotel Development Report (embedded below), […]

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Major Construction Resumes at Long-Stagnant ‘Allen Street Hotel’

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

Take a look at the Allen Street Hotel, now renamed The Allen. Black netting is slowly crawling up the facade as major construction work is now reactivated. Yes, those words were mentioned in the same breath as this development. Make no mistake, either. This is a watershed event in the life of this zombie development. […]

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Flooded in Yellow, ‘The Allen Hotel’ Debuts After 5 Years of Construction

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Allen Hotel, not to be confused with the stalled-out nightmare a few blocks north, just opened yesterday. Hence the streaming flags, bunting, illuminated signage, and gaudy lighting scheme. Seriously, the southeast corner of Allen and Broome Streets is flooded with yellow. The seven-story boutique lodge at 88 Allen boasts 41 rooms, each fashioned with cherry […]

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Public Hotel Opens Tomorrow on Chrystie Street, with Vongerichten’s ‘Public Kitchen’ Serving

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The big day is nigh for hotelier Ian Schrager, whose newest Public Hotel, the first of its kind in Manhattan, opens tomorrow. It’ll launch simultaneously with the already-acclaimed restaurant complex by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At least according to several people working out front. Meanwhile, on the ground, workers recently dismantled the plywood and sidewalk shed to reveal the […]

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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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9-Years-Stalled ‘Allen Street Hotel’ Back from the Dead with New Renderings (and Window Panels)

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

Against the odds, one of the longest stalled projects on the Lower East Side – it should be a punchline – just returned to life. Back from the dead, it seems, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel now has some new flair to discuss, the first real progress onsite since February 2011. This single window panel on the […]

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Overbuilt ‘Orchard Street Hotel’ Again Seeks Booze in Saturated Hell Square

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:05 am

For the second time in as many years, hotel operators Nico Moinian and Nader Ohebshalom will try again to install nightlife at the Orchard Street Hotel. As before, it’s an uphill battle in Hell Square that won’t be easy. The lodge opened at 163 Orchard last year, yet without the food and beverage component on which profit […]

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Rally Today to Protest East 11th Demolition for Marriott’s Moxy Hotels

Last modified October 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm

Lacking moxie, Moxy is about destruction. Indeed, parent company Marriott hotels, vis-a-vis landowner Lightstone Group, is about to raze a half-block of East Village history to construct a 300-room lodge geared specifically toward millenials with disposable income. That’s Moxy. Word of its inroads into the neighborhood first started circulating in February 2015. Now, a year-and-a-half […]

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The CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Tops out at 19 Stories

Posted August 16, 2016 at 5:05 am

There’s the American flag, signaling the apex of ascension for another unwanted Lower East Side hotel. The nineteen-story CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery reached the top at the end of last week. Jutting upward like a middle finger to join the new area skyline. Well, part of the conjoined superstructure, at least; the first of two […]

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