Michael Kang

14-Story Eldridge Street Hotel Nears the Top

Posted February 5, 2020 at 5:14 am

Jammed between pre-war tenements on Eldridge Street – on a block that hasn’t seen much destruction – is the latest hotel to join the overcrowded party. Under construction for more than two years, this narrow finger building is nearing its apex. This week it reached an approximate eleven-story height. Designed by Michael Kang, the development […]

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‘Be Hotel’ Born Again as the ‘Leon Hotel’ on Canal Street

Posted February 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

With a name like “Be,” there was no way the hotel could stand apart from the crowded downtown scene. It was an SEO nightmare and, frankly, a terrible name. Guess the year-old lodge at 125 Canal Street had a change of heart. Yes, the artist formerly known as Be is now called the “Leon Hotel.” […]

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Architect Michael Kang Brings ‘Be Hotel’ to 125 Canal Street

Posted February 13, 2014 at 5:17 am

For fifteen years, Grand Sichuan reigned supreme at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. Hot pot fans mourned its closure in the spring of 2012, but held out hope that it might return. At the time, an outgoing message from the restaurant announced that the joint would reopen later that fall. That was not to […]

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Michael Kang To Drop 9-Story Commercial Building at 89 Bowery

Posted August 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

Looks like the monstrosity that is the Wyndham Garden Hotel will soon have some company.

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Groundbreak for the Delancey Bridge Tower Condos

Last modified January 10, 2013 at 6:09 am

Give it another three-plus years, and the River Ridge Condos will have a sibling in the Delancey Bridge Tower, which officially broke ground recently.

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