For the past few months, work has been progressing on the Hotel Bossert, once known as Brooklyn’s Waldorf-Astoria. It was where many Dodgers greats used to live, and they famously took the trolley from Brooklyn Heights to Ebbets Field, when that sort of thing was still possible.
For decades, the Bossert has served as a hostel for Jehovah’s Witnesses stopping off at the global headquarters here, but as they are moving upstate and getting rid of all their property, developer David Bistricer stepped forward in May to turn the Bossert back into a boutique that still bears the same name it has for nearly a century.
Artists and nostalgists need not fear–the Chelsea will remain a hotel.
Joseph Chetrit is the mysterious buyer taking over the famous flophouse, The Journal reports today, beating out more talked about suitors like Andre Balazs, Ian Schrager and David Edelstein. It appears he has no intention of creating condos, unlike Read More
One of the best buildings in New York has lain dormant for a decade, with no one really wanting anything to do with it. That would be the old TWA terminal designed by renowned architect Eero Saarinen. The gull-in-flight concrete structure is an international icon, but it lost its purpose when the airline went bankrupt Read More
We got our first look at the new boutique hotel being built on the Bowery by the Paris-based Louzon Group on Tuesday. At the time, it looked funkier than a poodle with a mohawk, but the place turns out to be more rave then punk.
As you can see in these new renderings provided Read More
Last week it was revealed that a new boutique hotel would replace a Salvation Army shelter on the Bowery, driving the final slender, glassy nail into the old, down-and-out Bowery’s coffin.
Today, the deal with the French Louzon Group to buy the site was finalized, and with it new renderings for the project were Read More
Where Legends Slept
The corner of North 11th Street and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg looks much the way it has for decades–a hulking red brick factory building covered in graffiti and grime. It stands in stark contrast to the shiny new condos and even the gritty new loft conversions that surround it, some just across the street. That Read More
The Hotel Chelsea has had a long, illustrious, debauched run. From its simple beginnings in the 1880s as an apartment cooperative and the city’s largest building in the heart of what was then the theater district to a bohemian hayday that saw such residents as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Mappelthorpe and Read More
“I think every hotel has a psyche.”
That was Jason Pomeranc, who, as co-founder of Thompson Hotels, has fashioned himself New York’s innkeeper to the image-conscious. Last Friday afternoon, he arrived promptly to his newish hotel in New York, the 100-room Smyth Tribeca at 85 West Broadway, dressed for the part: rumpled and rough shaven, Read More