First Sight of Ace Hotel’s ‘Sister City’ on the Bowery, Opening Fall 2018

Posted on: June 20th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

The new Ace Hotel on the Bowery just shed some of its construction netting, revealing the rooftop addition atop 225 Bowery. It’s currently a mess of white brick and glass embedding; there are also slender water towers visible.

As previously reported, the twelve-story hotel is part of a new sub-label called Sister City, which offers a “thoughtfully-designed retreat in New York’s bustling Lower East Side.” It’s apparently meant to resemble a “hostle” feel. The trendy Bowery inn will feature 200 rooms, with entry off Rivington Street at the end of Freeman Alley.

Moreover, Ace Hotel honcho Brad Wilson teamed up with Nicholas Morgenstern (of “Finest Ice Cream” and El Rey fame) for the food and beverage component, which includes rooftop lounge and the 2,356 square-foot Cafe Como eatery on the ground level.

The hotel is still on track for a fall 2018 debut.

Bowery Boogie was the first publication to break the story of Ace’s arrival back in 2013.

Recent Stories

Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

Running for Chinatown Amidst a Pandemic (Again)

For the second time since spring, one Chinatown native is literally stepping up to help the community. Leland Yu, the 28-year-old member of the Chinese Freemasons Athletic Club, returns to the pavement this Saturday for his 12-hour “Run for Chinatown.” The last time around, he clocked an astonishing 61.2 miles, and raised over $18,000. Yu […]

Marriott’s Moxy Hotel on the Bowery Begins 18-Story Ascent

The first elements of the new Moxy hotel on the Bowery are now visible. Peeking above the tattered boards at Bowery is a network of structural steel beams. Department of Buildings signage onsite promises a rather optimistic completion date of “spring 2022.” Given progress thus far, though, meeting the goal seems unrealistic. As reported, the […]

When ‘Forward’ Lit the Way on East Broadway

There was a time when the lights burned bright above East Broadway. And we’re not talking about the sign for 169 Bar. Indeed, the iconic Jewish Daily Forward building at 175 East Broadway – designated a city landmark in 1983 – once boasted rooftop lighting that may have rivaled those of the Atlantic City boardwalk. […]

Dough Pizza Takes Over from ‘Champion’ at Ludlow Residence Dorm

Pizza maven, Famous Hakki Akdeniz recently shut down his Champion Pizza outpost on Ludlow Street. Now, a likeminded successor is ready to swoop in. Dough Pizza, a new pizza business, just signed a lease for the 475 square-foot spot in the base of the School of Visual Arts skyscraper dormitory (aka Ludlow Residence). The restaurant […]