First Rendering of the 14-Story Hotel Rising at Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted on: February 23rd, 2018 at 5:00 am by

What the neighborhood doesn’t need is another large-scale hotel. But that’s precisely what’s happening at 79 Eldridge Street, where construction last week commenced on a new context-killing fourteen-story lodge.

And now we have our first sight of what to expect from this long-vacant lot. It’s amazing how these illustrations completely gussy up neighborhoods to make things look better than they are.

As previously reported, the new hotel construction will reach a height of fourteen stories, and carry 48 rooms. There is also 1,243 square-feet of floor area reserved for a community facility of some sort.

This private parking lot at 79 Eldridge was on the open market for three years before the corporate shell “Eldridge Hotel LLC” – allegedly affiliated with the Wyndham Hotels group – paid $5.3 million for the parcel in 2016.

Most interesting about this location, though, is that the lot has been vacant for decades. Since at least the 1940s. Check out this photo shot by a young Stanley Kubrick at what appears to be the same spot.

Photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York

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