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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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Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Tops Out at 22 Stories

Posted September 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

They’ve reached the top. That controversial new hotel at 50 Bowery – the first New York branch of the Joie de Vivre brand – was just capped at the end of last week. The final few floors were tacked onto the building in the month since our last progress report. Requisite American flag is planted […]

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Ugly Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Ascends to 20 Stories

Posted July 28, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Grand Old Bank on the Bowery (i.e. the HSBC) is less so, trumped by Peter Poon’s ego. That new Joie de Vivre hotel rising at 50 Bowery is growing like a weed, having already ascended to a level of twenty stories (basically doubled its height in a month). The concrete superstructure is now visible […]

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Rising Joie de Vivre Hotel at 50 Bowery Reaches 10 Stories

Posted June 10, 2015 at 9:33 am

The gaudy Peter Poon hotel at 50 Bowery – a development nearly a decade in the making – is finally undertaking its inevitable ascent. No longer in the excavation and foundation phase, its days as dirt pit are now deep in the past. Indeed, two months after the first evidence of concrete exoskeleton began to […]

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Joie de Vivre is the 22-Story Hotel Currently Rising at 50 Bowery

Last modified January 23, 2015 at 8:28 am

Progress is slow at Peter Poon’s monstrous new Lower East Side hotel development. Indeed, 50 Bowery remains a block-long crater, making slow strides to its eventual calling as a 22-story tower. Excavation and foundation work is clearly the order of business these days. Yet until now, a proper identity was never ascertained; only a working […]

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Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull’s Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50-52 Bowery is Happening; Here’s the Proof

Posted April 2, 2014 at 5:31 am

Looking at the vacant dirt lot that is now 50-52 Bowery, it’s quite apparent that all hope is lost for an archaeological dig into the property’s past. To recap – local preservationists discovered basement remnants of what was believed to be the onetime home of the historic 18th century Bull’s Head Tavern. Unfortunately, the Landmarks […]

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Demolition of 50-52 Bowery Nearly Complete Despite Possible Remnants of Bull’s Head Tavern

Posted November 13, 2013 at 5:30 am

Guess it didn’t matter that the basement might carry remnants of an historically-significant structure dating back some two centuries. Nor did the abundant media exposure last month help the preservationist plight. At least not yet. Buried beneath that there boneyard of 50-52 Bowery is possible evidence of the famed Bull’s Head Tavern, as previously documented. […]

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6-Story Commercial Building Coming Soon to Fire-Scorched 107 East Broadway

Posted October 21, 2013 at 6:05 am

After a massive fire leveled the Hong Kong Supermarket and the residential building next door on East Broadway, Marriott seized much of the scorched parcel for its new Fairfield Inn outpost. The remaining sliver of freshly available land was also quickly snatched up for redevelopment. Building permits were filed back in 2009, yet not approved […]

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