185 Bowery

CitizenM Taps Street Artists to Highlight the ‘Citizens of the Bowery’ at 20-Story Tower

Last modified June 19, 2018 at 10:42 am

Tearing a page from the gentrification playbook, CitizenM, the Netherlands-based hotel brand, is now engaged in an “artwashing” project for its forthcoming Bowery property. Corporate recently launched an artist collaboration at their 20-story, modular Bowery property. (Artwashing is a verb coined to describe the phenomenon whereby street art is exploited as cred to soften areas for […]

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Why CitizenM is the Worst Neighbor on the Bowery [OP-ED]

Posted June 15, 2018 at 5:02 am

The following editorial was written by longtime reader, and frequent commenter, Big Tim Sullivan. After a seemingly never-ending construction period, CitizenM has been “reaching out” to neighbors to enlist their help and garner support for approval of the hotel’s much-needed liquor license. (For CanteenM on the ground level and CloudM on the rooftop.) They need […]

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Your First Look at the Nightspots Opening at CitizenM’s Bowery Hotel

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

While CitizenM continues its never-ending march toward completion – the Bowery development has been under construction since late 2014 – hotel ownership is now trying to score the coveted liquor license for its food-and-beverage program. CitizenM hopes to impart two specific ventures within the 19-story, 300-room Bowery beast. Both at the bottom and top of […]

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CitizenM and the Bowery Bottleneck

Posted November 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

On the Bowery, between East Houston and Delancey Street, is a traffic problem that refuses to go away. It’s the perfect cocktail of construction and roadwork to create a 24/7 disaster situation. Much of the blame can be pinned on the CitizenM hotel development at the northeast corner of Delancey. This decade-running project first seized […]

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Nearing 19 Stories, CitizenM Finally Makes Plans to Meet with Nervous Neighbors on the Bowery

Posted June 17, 2016 at 5:11 am

The CitizenM hotel superstructure has already reached the halfway point of its controversial ascension. Upon its eventual completion – originally slated for winter 2016 – this eyesore will sit nineteen stories above the Bowery and boast approximately 300 hotel rooms. And until this point, there has been little to no community outreach from the developer, […]

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Sidewalk Bridge Collapses at Troublesome CitizenM Hotel Site on the Bowery

Posted February 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

Notch another controversy for the CitizenM hotel development site on the Bowery (and contractor Rinaldi Group), currently sitting at roughly five stories. Yesterday afternoon – as workers toiled in the heaviest of the rain – the sidewalk bridge attached to 189 Bowery keeled over and collapsed. Thank the storm and its winds. We’re told that no […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for Worksite Safety Issues

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

While the CitizenM hotel ascends to great heights (i.e. 19 stories) at 185 Bowery, it’s the neighbors who suffer most. Day in and day out, the congestion at the corner of Delancey disrupts not only sidewalk flow and sleep, but motor traffic. Blame constant blockages and deliveries. Well, the lack of oversight we’ve noted at […]

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The Snowy Perils of CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted January 27, 2016 at 9:23 am

The ascending CitizenM hotel is not the best neighbor on the Bowery, it seems. Notwithstanding its nineteen-story height. First the sidewalk is seized and relocated to the street. Now, during its everlasting construction period, contractors routinely block pedestrian passage in this makeshift walkway for extended periods of time. Northbound traffic is also snarled on a daily […]

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Troubled Contractor Rinaldi Group Resumes CitizenM Construction After City’s Work Halt Last Month

Posted December 24, 2015 at 5:13 am

​The CitizenM project site on the Bowery reactivated last week after a city-enforced hiatus the prior month. Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order for the nineteen-story hotel in the beginning of November for unspecified safety issues. The magnitude of the infraction was hinted with verbiage that approvals and permits were revoked. That didn’t happen, though. […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Ascends Past Plywood Threshold, but Hit with Stop-Work Order

Posted November 18, 2015 at 5:10 am

Two seasons of a breakneck work schedule resulted in this – the CitizenM hotel crossing the plywood threshold down on the Bowery. The hotel foundation was poured and quickly topped with scattered supports for the new superstructure. Aside from monetary, the costs of construction here are myriad, including traffic bottlenecks from encroaching plastic barricades, noise, water waste, […]

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