Lighting District

Marriott’s 18-Story Moxy Hotel Tops out on the Bowery

Posted October 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Bowery skyline is again altered, as the new Moxy hotel just reached the top. The superstructure – construction of which had been on pause during the initial phase of the pandemic – now sits at eighteen stories. Joining the sky-high company of the Wyndham Garden just down the Bowery. As reported, the new Lighting […]

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Marriott’s Moxy Hotel on the Bowery Begins 18-Story Ascent

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

The first elements of the new Moxy hotel on the Bowery are now visible. Peeking above the tattered boards at Bowery is a network of structural steel beams. Department of Buildings signage onsite promises a rather optimistic completion date of “spring 2022.” Given progress thus far, though, meeting the goal seems unrealistic. As reported, the […]

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Bowery Lighting District Dims with Loss of Another

Posted November 9, 2020 at 5:05 am

A Bowery lighting business is on the verge of closing its two showrooms. Discount signage in the store windows of 162-166 Bowery reveal that both The Lighthouse and New York Lighting are kaput. You’ll recall that the latter vacated its longtime space further south in February 2018, and consolidated operations at the former. The retailer […]

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$50M Ground Lease for Lighting by Gregory Property on the Bowery

Last modified September 15, 2020 at 8:49 am

The Bowery lighting district is again in the spotlight due to real estate speculation. Something big is coming. Word came down the pike this week that Real Estate Equities Corp. signed a 100-year ground lease on the assemblage of 156-166 Bowery, the spot occupied until two years ago by Lighting by Gregory. Property records show […]

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Prince Tea House Starts Serving on the Bowery

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:11 am

Something new is brewing on the Bowery. Promised for five months, the Prince Tea House is now operational in the Lighting District. The Lower East Side is the second Manhattan tea spot (134 Bowery) for the Flushing-based mini chain, which also counts four outer-borough locations in Queens and Brooklyn. Offerings include a variety of hot […]

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‘Selina’ to Open NYC Flagship Hotel on the Bowery this June

Posted March 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

Selina is coming to the Bowery sooner than you might think. The new eight-story development at 138 Bowery is basically ready to go. Long gone are the construction materials and fencework; and the lobby is already attended, with a receptionist sitting guard behind a desk. Selina seems to be in a preview mode of sorts […]

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WeWork Founder Brings ‘Selina’ Hotel Project to the Bowery

Posted December 7, 2018 at 5:00 am

Finally complete after years of construction, 138 Bowery is ready for the big-time, and with an identity to boot. Backed by WeWork founder Adam Neumann, Selina is a multipurpose hospitality endeavor that marries co-working options with hotel rooms, retail, and food offerings. The lodge features 90 keys designed in collaboration with local artists and designers, […]

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‘Lighting by Gregory’ Buildings on the Bowery Sell for $30M

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Lighting by Gregory shuttered its decades-old Bowery store in mid-October. Now we know why. The founding father of the lighting showroom – also the landlord – ultimately decided to cash out. Building owner Joel Horowitz, who’s owned the three-parcel property between Broome and Kenmare since the 1980s, sold the mid-block assemblage for a hefty sum […]

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Demolition Permits Filed for Entire Bowery Corner Ahead of Marriott’s ‘Moxy’

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:08 am

The southeast corner of Bowery and Broome is ready for razing. Demolition permits were filed with the city two weeks ago ahead of a multimillion-dollar conversion to a new Marriott hotel. Former owner Emmut Properties sold its stake in 151 Bowery (aka 331-337 Broome) this past August to developer Lightstone Group. The seller had previously […]

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The Bowery Lighting District Just Lost its Biggest Store, Lighting by Gregory

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Bowery Lighting District is reeling after losing its biggest store. Lighting by Gregory – located between Kenmare and Broome Streets for decades – faded from the landscape last week. The business shuttered, leaving behind multiple storefronts at 156-158 Bowery for the take. Apparently the company is in the throes of Bankruptcy filing, and the […]

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