Moxy on the Bowery is Still Happening, After All

Posted on: April 9th, 2021 at 5:05 am by

Nearly three years later, the Moxy Hotel planned for 151 Bowery appears on pause. But its parent company, Marriott, is betting that this property, among others, will help shepherd in the rebound.

A neighbor who lives nearby noticed that construction was halted at the beginning of the year, with little movement since. At the time, materials and machinery were removed from the corner parcel while the foundation slab sat silent. But construction kickstarted this week with the arrival of plumbing infrastructure.

As reported, the new Lighting District project – developed by the Lightstone Group – will rise eighteen stories, deliver 303 guest rooms, lobby bar, cocktail lounge, and a gym. All spread across roughly 85,831 square-feet of space.

Stonehill Taylor is the architect of record for the Marriott-label lodge, which is also behind the Ace Hotel, Chelsea Moxy, and TWA Hotel at JFK Airport.

It should open next year if all goes to plan.

Lightstone Group had acquired four adjacent properties on the east side of the Bowery at Broome Street back in August 2018. Two different owners sold out to the developers 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.

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