Marriott’s Moxy Hotel Lays Waste to Bowery Corner
Gone is more than a century of Bowery history. Reduced to a dirt lot while it awaits the Moxy hotel. The backhoe, meanwhile, sits atop its latest victim. Victorious.
As reported, the new Lighting District development will rise eighteen stories, deliver 300 guest rooms and a gym, all spread across roughly 85,831 square-feet of space.
Lightstone Group had acquired four adjacent properties on the east side of the Bowery at Broome Street. Two different owners sold out to the developers last year for a combined $56.6 million – 151 Bowery (Emmut Properties) and 145-149 Bowery (Gordon Lau).
All four buildings were historic, and dated back nearly two centuries. New law tenements plus a rear-yard “backhouse” likely from the late-1890s.
The Bowery is officially overrun with hotels. This Moxy is spitting distance from Sohotel, Selina, CitizenM, Ace’s Sister City, and the Wyndham Garden.