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CitizenM Debuts Modular Bowery Hotel, Yet Still Hogs the Roadway

Posted September 28, 2018 at 5:04 am

This is the CitizenM red carpet as seen yesterday evening. The twenty-story modular hotel is now open, boasting 300 rooms, restaurants, and a 5Pointz Museum of Street Art. Yet traffic on its doorstep is still snarled by the years-running staging grounds. It was around this time two years ago that CitizenM completely altered the traffic […]

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5Pointz Revived with ‘Vertical Love Letter’ at CitizenM on the Bowery

Posted September 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

The towering new CitizenM hotel on the Bowery opens in just a few weeks. And with it, a revival of the 5Pointz collective and its nascent Museum of Street Art (moSA). As first reported earlier in the summer, a slew of artists decked the halls (and stairwells) with tags and murals, while photographer Christelle de […]

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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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As CitizenM Bowery Nears Completion, its Tower Crane is Finally Gone

Last modified September 11, 2017 at 7:16 am

The concrete spine of CitizenM’s Bowery hotel had been sitting unpretty for quite some time before the modular building components began arriving last November. Now the flesh is finally filled out. For months, flatbed trucks delivered the cookie-cutter units, each creating the body of a hotel that rises nineteen stories, piercing the Bowery skyline. It’s […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for ‘Possible Unsafe Crane Operation’

Posted January 4, 2017 at 5:13 am

It appears that the incoming CitizenM hotel may not have been totally transparent with their community update this week. In the communique, which we reported on yesterday, their public relations team explained that the crane would be deposed and splayed out for routine “quarterly” maintenance  (i.e. safety purposes). There’s more than meets the eye, though. You see, […]

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Brace, that CitizenM Crane will Tower above the Bowery for at Least Another 5 Months

Posted January 3, 2017 at 5:08 am

The CitizenM Hotel is one of the busiest project sites in the neighborhood of late. Ironic, given its status as in-progress for the better part of a decade. Its towering crane (aka Power Boom) is to remain a semi-permanent skyline fixture until all modular units are stacked to the 19-story summit. At the moment, the crane […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Begins Hoisting the Modular Units into Place [PHOTOS]

Posted November 17, 2016 at 5:00 am

An exciting moment for CitizenM and its new Lower East Side hotel was actually scary for neighbors in the vicinity. If you happened to be near Bowery and Delancey yesterday morning, you saw it. The controversial crane – a Liebherr Power Boom – lifted the first modular unit into place from its trailer-bound perch. From here, […]

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Is CitizenM Using the Proper Crane for its Bowery Hotel Job?

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Yesterday afternoon, construction workers at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery began hoisting the enormous crane. At a height of some three hundred feet, it’ll stay on the east side of the street for at least the next twenty weeks, according to a hotel spokesperson. To learn more about the crane in question – known […]

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With Winter Coming, Neighbors Worry About Tower Crane Stability at CitizenM Site on the Bowery

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s not just traffic safety that neighbors of the CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery are worried about. How about the construction equipment and the potential for disaster. One week after the hotel company surreptitiously netted city approval to alter the intersection of Bowery and Delancey, the towering crane is assembled, albeit on its side, awaiting […]

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