Richard Born has made a career out of providing other people with places to lay their heads—from the budget-conscious bunks of the Pod Hotel to the lavish, faux-threadbare suites of the Bowery. But after long tending to the lodgings of tourists and visitors, Mr. Born is finally looking after his own needs. And looking after them very well, indeed. The hotelier and wife Deborah have spent the startling sum of $18 million on a floor-through at 1020 Fifth Avenue.
A couple of weeks ago, the Thompson Hotel on the Lower East Side hosted a cocktail party for Bonobos, a men’s trousers company, on its outdoor pool deck. Most of the women were dressed up and many men were wearing jackets. But one young woman was sitting by the pool in gym shorts and a Read More
His landlord might think "the meatpacking district is about to shift 500 feet to the west" with this month’s soft opening of Andre Balazs’ hugely anticipated Standard New York, but Hotel Gansevoort owner Michael Achenbaum emails The Observer that his location is still the hub of trendiness in the neighborhood.
"In our Read More
A short, stocky man with a shopping bag full of swag sauntered up to the Hotel Gansevoort’s 15th-floor rooftop bar on Saturday afternoon. A bit wobbly and bordering on belligerent, he was wearing headphones. And yelling. A busy bartender, nonetheless, poured him another complimentary Peroni.
He said his name was Eliot Read More
Know this about the Hotel Gansevoort’s large billboards: They have to be at a 90-degree angle facing away from Hudson Street and more toward the meatpacking-district hotel. Currently, they face away from Hudson at about an 86-degree angle, according to sources familiar with the ongoing dispute.
The Real Estate last week got a happy email Read More
The Hotel Gansevoort billboards morass might be over.
The Real Estate got a triumphant email on Friday afternoon from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, which has opposed the billboards:
“We have just received news that the City has ruled that the controversial 8-story high billboards at the Hotel Gansevoort in the Meatpacking District Read More
FRANCESCA: The rooftop bar of Hotel Gansevoort was exquisite – sunset, cool breeze, bp everywhere. Among them: my New York posse of girlfriends – out to celebrate and lament the imminent end to my single life. But after a couple of rounds of bellinis and passionfruit cocktails, it was time to move on.
Cheap white wine and guys in Hugo Boss suits sucking in their stomachs? Yep, th e National Magazine Awards are handed out today at a boozy lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria; lots of grumbling about blogs in the bog. Meanwhile, who says there’s no future for a guy who designed the “Models Suck” Read More