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

Posted on: August 22nd, 2016 at 10:30 am by

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Photo: EV Grieve

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 later, we learn that the Moxy sub-label is at the expense of five “landmark-eligible” buildings on East 11th Street (across from Webster Hall).

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Photo: Moxy Hotels

Below is the urgent appeal and rally call from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Protest this bullshit.

Dear friend,

Are you as angry as we are that the City is allowing five ‘landmark-eligible’ 19th century buildings at 112-120 East 11th Street, which formerly contained long-term tenants and affordable housing, to be demolished to make way for a 300-room hotel geared towards globe-trotting millennials?

Are you as appalled as we are at the hypocrisy of the administration for refusing to save these buildings, which are being developed by a donor to and political appointee of the Mayor?

Are you disgusted by what this will mean for this block and this neighborhood?

Then join us on Monday, August 22nd at 12:30 in front of 112-120 East 11th Street (3rd/4th Avenues) to protest the development and the City’s negligence and hypocrisy, and demand that City Hall listen to our neighborhoods!

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