Ace Hotel’s Sister City on the Bowery Sets Rooms for Homeless
The Ace Hotel’s boutique brand on the Bowery, Sister City, has reportedly reserved rooms for area homeless.
Neighbors tell us that the two-year-old hotel began intake of homeless individuals two weeks ago. And that Bowery Residents’ Committee employees are seen coordinating efforts near the entrance.
However, to date, there has been no outreach or notification to the surrounding community.
That a luxury lodge on the Bowery opened to the homeless is not a complete surprise. During these pandemic times, the Department of Homeless Services has been working to alleviate crowding and coronavirus spread in local shelters by renting rooms and placing individuals. Rooms that are otherwise empty because the hotel is temporarily closed to customers.
It’s unclear, though, whether these rooms are part of the city’s program. Sister City was not immediately available for comment.
And rather fitting, given the “skid row” pedigree of this ancient thoroughfare.