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Long-Stalled Canal Street Development Rebranded ‘Canal Loft Hotel’

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been over five years since we last checked in with the struggling Canal Tower project at 86 Canal Street. And, unbelievably, not much has transpired here in the interim. Progress in recent times has been limited to installation of balconies and a staging area for materials on the ground floor. Despite plans to the contrary, the […]

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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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First Rendering of the 14-Story Hotel Rising at Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

What the neighborhood doesn’t need is another large-scale hotel. But that’s precisely what’s happening at 79 Eldridge Street, where construction last week commenced on a new context-killing fourteen-story lodge. And now we have our first sight of what to expect from this long-vacant lot. It’s amazing how these illustrations completely gussy up neighborhoods to make […]

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14-Story Hotel Development Reactivated at Vacant Eldridge Street Lot

Posted February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s been two years since we learned about the new hotel planned for 79 Eldridge Street, the long-vacant lot situated south of Grand. Despite the submission of building plans to the city back in March 2016, inactivity has been the trend here. No longer. As of last week, the green-hued perimeter plywood is now constructed […]

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Is Hotel Saturation Ruining New York City?

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:15 am

Last month, the city released its Hotel Development Report outlining the influx of new hotels (citywide) since 2015. Here on the Lower East Side, in particular, 6 new lodges debuted within that timeframe and another 6 are on the way, equating to some 2,000 rooms. The trend of hotel glut served as subject for a scathing […]

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Lower East Side Flooded with Influx of 2,000 New Hotel Rooms

Posted October 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hotels continue to kill the Lower East Side, purging the very attraction and aesthetic the lodges market. Case in point, the tiny zone of Hell Square itself boasts seven hotels. Extrapolate that trend to the rest of the neighborhood, and the problem truly comes into focus. In the city’s recent Hotel Development Report (embedded below), […]

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Major Construction Resumes at Long-Stagnant ‘Allen Street Hotel’

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

Take a look at the Allen Street Hotel, now renamed The Allen. Black netting is slowly crawling up the facade as major construction work is now reactivated. Yes, those words were mentioned in the same breath as this development. Make no mistake, either. This is a watershed event in the life of this zombie development. […]

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Flooded in Yellow, ‘The Allen Hotel’ Debuts After 5 Years of Construction

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Allen Hotel, not to be confused with the stalled-out nightmare a few blocks north, just opened yesterday. Hence the streaming flags, bunting, illuminated signage, and gaudy lighting scheme. Seriously, the southeast corner of Allen and Broome Streets is flooded with yellow. The seven-story boutique lodge at 88 Allen boasts 41 rooms, each fashioned with cherry […]

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Public Hotel Opens Tomorrow on Chrystie Street, with Vongerichten’s ‘Public Kitchen’ Serving

Posted June 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

The big day is nigh for hotelier Ian Schrager, whose newest Public Hotel, the first of its kind in Manhattan, opens tomorrow. It’ll launch simultaneously with the already-acclaimed restaurant complex by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. At least according to several people working out front. Meanwhile, on the ground, workers recently dismantled the plywood and sidewalk shed to reveal the […]

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Joie de Vivre’s 50 Bowery Hotel Launches Next Week with Talde Restaurant Complex

Posted May 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

A fresh round of delays has previously pushed back the opening of the Joie de Vivre-operated hotel at 50 Bowery. The initial projection was January, then March. Now, launch is pegged for next week. Marketing materials advertise May 16 as the grand opening to the public. In the meantime, there is still plenty of work needed […]

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