185 Bowery

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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CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery

Posted April 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery. Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. […]

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M103 Bus Stop Relocated Closer to Rivington Street Thanks to CitizenM Hotel Construction

Last modified April 7, 2015 at 9:22 am

Construction at the recently activated CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery is already causing major disruptions. Like a one-story plywood fence and a new walkway that occupies a good portion of roadway. And at the expense of an existing bus stop. The northbound M103 – an orphaned bus stop for a couple weeks – has just […]

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Your First Look at the 19-Story CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

That pent-up energy from years of inactivity at 185 Bowery was relieved last week with an ejaculate of plywood fencing and construction crews. All of a sudden, there is an explosion of work at the CitizenM hotel site, mostly related to foundation and excavation. So what will this 19-story beast look like? Good questions. An updated […]

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